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Ex-Mariner of the week

Michael Pineda

Starting pitcher, New York Yankees

It may soon be a trade Jack Zduriencik and the Mariners regret. While Jesus Montero languishes in Class AAA, Pineda earned himself a spot in the Yankees’ rotation. He has made two starts, posting a 1-1 record with a 1.50 earned-run average. In 12 innings pitched, he has struck out 12 batters and walked two.

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Prospect watch

Gabriel Guerrero

Outfielder, Class A High Desert Mavericks

He was signed as a non-drafted free agent on January 1, 2011, out of Nizao, Domican Republic.

The resemblance to his uncle Vladimir Guerrero is striking, including his lack of batting gloves at the plate. But Gabriel Guerrero is making a name for himself in the organization. He came into the weekend hitting .387 (12 for 31) with three doubles, two homers and 10 runs batted in.

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