Yankees have deals with Pineda, Ackley, avert arbitration
NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees have agreed to one-year, non-guaranteed contracts with right-hander Michael Pineda and infielder-outfielder Dustin Ackley, forgoing salary arbitration with both.
The Yankees also on Friday claimed minor league outfielder Lane Adams off waivers from Kansas City and designated infielder Ronald Torreyes for assignment. Torreyes was obtained in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.
Pineda, who will turn 27 on Monday, was acquired from Seattle in the winter of 2012. He missed the next two seasons with shoulder trouble and has been beset by injuries the past two seasons. He is 17-15 with a 3.51 ERA in 40 starts for the Yankees. Last year, he made 27 starts and had career-high 12 wins.
He is expected to be the No. 2 or 3 starter in New York's rotation.
A .243 hitter with Seattle over five seasons, the Yankees obtained Ackley, 27, on July 30, and he hit .288 over 23 games. He had four homers and 11 RBIs while playing second base, first base and left field.
Ackley batted .231 with 10 homers and 19 RBIs overall last year.
The Yankees have four remaining arbitration-eligible players: pitchers Aroldis Chapman, Ivan Nova and Nathan Eovaldi, and shortstop Didi Gregorius.