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Jose Campos underwent Tommy John surgery on Friday

Apr 26, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

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The storied Michael Pineda-Jesus Montero trade actually involved a total of four players, with Hector Noesi joining the Mariners and Jose Campos going to the Yankees. Following the news, reported by Danny Knobler, that Campos underwent Tommy John surgery on Friday, we can officially rule the trade a dud.

In his second season at Single-A Charleston in 2013, Campos posted a 3.41 ERA with 77 strikeouts and 16 unintentional walks over 87 innings. Campos, now 21, dealt with elbow inflammation during spring training and the Yankees used him lightly as a result.

Unless the Yankees want to start his service time clock, they will have to live with Campos on the 40-man roster throughout the season, as Mike Axisa of River Ave Blues notes.

  1. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 26, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Only 21 he has lots of time to rebound from this

  2. digbysellers - Apr 26, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Had to read this a bunch of times and for a sec thought the Yanks had 2 AAA teams…Charleston is their A affiliate if I’m not mistaken.

    • Kevin S. - Apr 26, 2014 at 6:38 PM

      Low-A, to be specific.

      • Kevin S. - Apr 26, 2014 at 6:41 PM

        Although it would have been damn impressive if Campos had posted a 3.11 FIP in AAA as a 20 y.o.

  3. mikhelb - Apr 26, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    damn!! the kid looked like it was the biggest catch for the NYY in the Montero/Pineda trade, Michael Pineda had an awful second half with the M’s before being traded (he ran out of his supply of pine tar). Still has a chance to make it but it will have to wait until 2017, or sept 2016 at best.

    Charleston is not the Yankees AAA.

  4. timmmah10 - Apr 26, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Whenever I see this guy’s name in print, I immediately think in my head “Johnny Chimpo”.

    *Only fellow Super Troopers fans will understand.*

  5. timmmah10 - Apr 26, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    So… this trade is a dud why? When Pineda learns how to cheat more inconspicuously, he’ll serve the Yanks well. Seattle was the one that got the dud….

  6. jolink653 - Apr 26, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    How is this trade a complete dud? Pineda was still pitching well regardless of the pine tar thing. Once the weather warms up, he won’t need the pine tar and he’ll be able to pitch the way he was, and Campos is still a promising young pitcher

  7. disgracedfury - Apr 26, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    How is it a dud from the Yankees side.Like the Daily News and MLB Network the only stories they really hype is the Yankees looking bad. Montero looks like a younger Bartolo Colon and Hector isn’t even in the team.

    Pineda isn’t a cheater he just stupid and Campos is only 21 until he is 25 in A ball than he isn’t a dud.

  8. anthonypaul23 - Apr 27, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    How do you figure it’s a dud? How do you have a job? Last time I checked there’s a lot of pitchers who go threw TJ and rebound. And Pineda isn’t a cheater lol everyone does it …he’s just dumb enough to make it obvious. Thanks to Pineda pitchers are happy it came out to the public they don’t have to hide it anymore. And the last time I checked half of sports are on some performance enchanted drug and especially hitters it’s time for the pitchers to get an edge.

    • anthonypaul23 - Apr 27, 2014 at 9:59 AM

      Enhanced lol damn spell check

  9. tuucamaron - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    The Yankees win,Seattle lost
    Tanaka,Beltran>cano and his 240 millions
    114 regular season wins and a tittle>
    116 regular season wins and nothing to show for

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