The Cash Register (Aug. 14)

The Cash Register is a regular feature in which we chart how former Yankees who were traded away are faring this season.

• Seattle catcher Jesus Montero: Montero has picked it up since the All-Star break, as he's upped his batting average to .269 and has 12 home runs and 45 RBIs on the year. He's still not performing as expected, but he's at least shown improvement as the months have passed.

• Seattle starter Hector Noesi: Pitching in Triple-A hasn't been a wake-up call for Noesi. In seven starts in the minors, he's 1-4 with a 7.07 ERA. In 38 1/3 innings, he's allowed 50 hits and walked 16 batters. Any way you slice it, it's been a rough year for Noesi.

• Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy: Kennedy has had some better luck in the second half of the season. While his ERA has gone up a tick to 4.34, he's been able to secure some more wins, as he's now 10-9. With Arizona making a push for the NL West title, they're going to need Kennedy to pitch well down the stretch.

• Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson: Jackson has already set new career-highs in home runs and RBIs, as he has driven in 52 runs and has 13 homers. He's batting .314, and has an on-base percentage of .397. Jackson has been one of the main cogs for Detroit this year, and he makes the Tigers a different team when he's consistently getting on base.

• Detroit reliever Phil Coke: Coke is enduring a bump in the road, as he's allowed 15 hits and seven earned runs in his last nine innings. In the one inning he pitched against the Yankees last week, he allowed three hits and two earned runs. He's 1-3 with a 3.86 ERA on the year.

• Miami reliever Mike Dunn: Dunn continues to put his early-season woes behind him and has been solid out of the bullpen. He's lowered his ERA to 3.86 on the year, and has given up just one earned run over his last 10 games. His WHIP is still a little high though, at 1.53.

• Boston reliever Mark Melancon: Melancon is another reliever who has slumped since the break. In his last 10 games, he has surrendered 15 hits and 11 earned runs in just 10 2/3 innings. He's 0-2 with a 7.39 ERA overall, and batters are hitting .295 against him.

• Pittsburgh pitcher A.J. Burnett: He might not win the Cy Young, but Burnett will be one of the top candidates in the National League. He's 14-4 with a 3.32 ERA this year, his lowest ERA since 2002. In each of Burnett's three seasons with the Yankees, he never managed to win 14 games, but it's not unfathomable to think he could possibly get to 20 this year.

• San Francisco reliever George Kontos: Kontos has turned into a reliable arm for the Giants in the bullpen. He's pitched to a 2.33 ERA in 26 games, and has a WHIP of just 1.15. San Francisco uses him quite often, as he's appeared in eight games already this month.

• Seattle starter D.J. Mitchell: Mitchell has pitched in the minors after being traded and has made four starts, going 0-2 with a 3.63 ERA. His WHIP and hits allowed per nine innings are in line with what he was posting in the Yankees' farm system. He was 6-5 with a 5.04 ERA in Triple-A with the Yankees.

The trades

• Montero/Noesi for Michael Pineda/Jose Campos

• Kennedy/Coke/Jackson for Curtis Granderson

Melky Cabrera/Dunn/Arodys Vizcaino for Javier Vazquez/Boone Logan

• Melancon/Jimmy Paredes for Lance Berkman

• Kontos for Chris Stewart

• Burnett for Diego Moreno/Exicardo Cayones

• Mitchell/Danny Farquhar for Ichiro Suzuki

Editor's note: Melky Cabrera is not included since he's playing for his third team since the trade. Every player on this list is on the team the Yankees traded him to or on his second team.