Hector Noesi was used mainly out of the bullpen during his time with the Yankees but figures prominently in the Seattle Mariners' plans for its starting rotation.
Noesi, who was acquired by the Mariners with catcher Jesus Montero in the trade that sent starter Michael Pineda to the Yankees, will be given the opportunity during spring training to catch on as the third or fourth starter for Seattle.
''It wasn't hard coming here (to the Mariners). The things that have happened are already written,'' Noesi said Monday, when he threw his first bullpen session of the spring. ''What happened, happened and now thank God I am glad for where I am.''
Noesi made his major league debut last May in Baltimore, pitching four shutout innings and earning the win. He received the lineup card from manager Joe Girardi in commemoration of his first big-league win.
Used mainly out of the bullpen as a long reliever with the Yankees, but armed with a starter's experience from the minor leagues, Noesi sa...