2.64 ERA this season.
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Little progress was reported between the Yankees and Mariners on the Jarrod Washburn front late Thursday night, and sources indicate this may go right down to the wire. The Yankees rebuffed Seattle's attempt for top catching prospect Jesus Montero, a big-time power bat, and the Yankees are instead hoping the Mariners will consider a package of prospects that are good but not quite of that ilk.
The Mariners don't consider the left-handed Washburn, who's 8-6 with a 2.64 ERA, any sort of giveaway and will want good young players coming back if they deal him. They are also considering signing him to an extension, and if he isn't dealt will try to do so.
The Yankees have a decent system with some big prospects, but it's not as deep as some. Some of their decent prospects include pitchers Mark Melancon, Mike Dunn, Ivan Nova and Paul Bush, catcher Francisco Cervelli and infielders Eduardo Nunez and Ramiro Pena. Melancon, who's currently on the big-league roster, has a big arm, as does Dunn.