Rangers Acquire Hector Noesi

The Rangers have announced that they have acquired pitcher Hector Noesi from the Mariners. The Mariners will receive cash in the deal, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman tweets. The Mariners designated Noesi for assignment last week. To clear space on their 40-man roster for Noesi, the Rangers moved Jurickson Profar to the 60-day disabled list. The Rangers will have to make another move to add Noesi to their 25-man roster.

Noesi, 27, has a 5.64 ERA, 6.4 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in 191 1/3 career innings with the Mariners and Yankees. The Mariners acquired him from New York before the 2012 season in the Michael Pineda / Jesus Montero trade. There's no immediate word on Noesi's role in Texas, but the Rangers' pitching staff has struggled with injuries, and Noesi has experience with both starting and relieving.


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25 Comments on "Rangers Acquire Hector Noesi"


Douglas Rau
1 year 4 months ago

And the Montero/Noesi for Pineda/Campos deal just looks worse and worse for them.

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

It’s hard to fault the Mariners for trading a young pitcher (something they had an abundance of) for a young bat like Montero. It made a lot of sense at the time. And even knowing what we know in retrospect, Pineda’s still a very long way from being a slam dunk acquisition.

LazerTown
1 year 4 months ago

Pineda looking very good though. Why I really liked the trade at the time for the Yankees was that Montero really didn’t make sense if you didn’t believe him as a catcher.

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

Oh, I never had any illusions of him being able to catch full-time. I just thought the Mariners needed the (potential) offense a lot more than they needed the pitching.

LazerTown
1 year 4 months ago

But wasn’t Smoak still the 1B of the future at the time?
Is understandable though if you really believed in Montero’s bat.

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

From my perspective, I always saw Montero as mostly a DH that could catch when he had to, and potentially play 1B. I’m not sure where the Mariners envisioned him, long-term. I just knew they were hurting for offense, and could spare pitching.

SID PORTER
1 year 4 months ago

I always thought that The M’s knew Pineda was damaged goods and just wanted to unload him. The Yankees knew Montero was a man without a position and wanted to unload him too.

Ruben_Tomorrow
1 year 4 months ago

Despite Pineda making the All-Star team his rookie season, he did hit a wall during the second half losing velocity on his pitches and becoming more hitable. Perhaps it was an indication of an injury that was made known the following spring, but Pineda had some question marks after his rookie season. At the same time, Montero looked like the sky was the limit for him as a hitter.

wadesawko
1 year 4 months ago

Yeah we had him slotted in at clean up from day 1. He could still bounce back.

LazerTown
1 year 4 months ago

Liked the deal at the time, and now it is looking really good. With Teix at first, and Arod most likely future DH, made no sense for him if he can’t catch. Funny though, Cashman said he expected Montero to look like Miggy after the trade. This year I just wanted him to get on the field and play regularly. If he can put up a 4.00 era that is still really good from your #5 starter.

Stevil
1 year 4 months ago

Keeping Noesi would have made it worse. Letting him go and actually getting something out of him is a positive.

GD
1 year 4 months ago

Are you kidding me?! With Noesi in the Rangers rotation thats an extra 5-7 Wins for the Mariners each year. What a strategy to win games in the division for the Mariners. lol

Steven Russell
1 year 4 months ago

Lol he won’t go be in the rotation, unless they just have more pitching injuries. He will be a bullpen guy. Colby is returning this week and Harrison is close so we won’t have a rotation need. Ross or Scheppers will be going back to the pen to make room and if all goes well both will be in the pen before July when Holland comes back. Then they will finally have their projected rotation of Darvish, Harrison, Holland, Perez and Lewis.

GD
1 year 4 months ago

If only Noesi would have used Pineda’s trick with Pine Tar he’d be in a different spot right now. ha

LazerTown
1 year 4 months ago

PT more helps you with gripping the ball in cold/wet weather. Doesn’t make the spin of the ball funky like vaseline, scuffing, etc.

Jay Timms
1 year 4 months ago

Thank you Jesus! Please put him in your rotation, Texas — Mariners fan

Taylor Hope
1 year 4 months ago

To the Rangers? Perfect!

ChrisSEA84
1 year 4 months ago

Lol, have fun Texas

James F
1 year 4 months ago

The Mariners are celebrating right now

sourbob
1 year 4 months ago

Had trouble keeping the ball in the park at Safeco. Should be fine in Arlington, right?

BRIAN LAMBERTS
1 year 4 months ago

Noesi has experience with both starting and relieving. Unfortunately it’s just all bad!

OTOH, the Rangers probably got him for a bag of skittles and parking money, so it’s probably a low risk deal. Did anyone tell the Rangers that Jamie Moyer is still available? Bobby Ayala, too. Too bad they don’t need an outfielder, I hear Milton Bradley’s worked out all his problems (his wife died) and is looking to make a comeback.

UK Tiger
UK Tiger
1 year 4 months ago

Daniels really must be getting desperate.

Dawson Carlson
1 year 4 months ago

lol the only time i saw him this year he came in the 12th inning i think and promptly gave up a walk off bomb to the first hitter he saw.

Jman1213
1 year 4 months ago

It’s never good for the ego when all you fetch in a trade is Ben Franklin.

Patrick
1 year 4 months ago

He gave up 7 runs in 1 inning today.