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63 Jose Pirela SS
Height/Weight: 5-11/215 | Birthdate: 11/21/1989 | Birthplace: Valera, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Yankees' Jose Pirela goes 0 for 4 in first rehab game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Jose Pirela returned to the field with the Yankees' Class A team in Tampa. Pirela, on the disabled list after suffering a concussion, is on a minor league injury rehab stint that started on Sunday. 

Pirela didn't play the field, batting second and DHing on Sunday. He went 0 for 4 with a run scored. 


Yankees send Jose Pirela to Class A for injury rehab


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Yankees infielder Jose Pirela will begin a minor league injury rehab at Class A Tampa on Sunday. 

Pirela was in the Tampa lineup on Sunday, at designated hitter. 

Pirela is on the disabled list with a concussion. 


Yankees' Pirela to play seven innings in extended spring game Wed.


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Yankees infielder Jose Pirela (concussion) went 1 for 3 and was hit by a pitch on the elbow during an extended spring game Tuesday, per the New York Daily News. He is scheduled to play seven innings Wednesday.

Yanks OF Jose Pirela (concussion) to play extend spring on Monday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/17/2015) Yankees outfielder Jose Pirela (concussion) will being Monday playing in extend spring games, reports LoHud.com.

Pirela will be cleared from the 15-day disabled list that he was placed on due to a consussion suffered March 22 during spring training.

Pirela resumed baseball activities last weekend and has begun taking batting practice.

Yankees' Pirela moves to 15-day DL, could be activated Friday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Yankees outfielder Jose Pirela moved to the 15-day disabled list in a procedural move, according to the MLB transaction wire. 

Pirela was placed on the 7-day DL due to a concussion on April 4, with the move made retroactive for April 2. Pirela stayed on the 7-day DL for 14 days, which automatically transfers him to the 15-day DL retroactively to the start day. Thursday marks the 15th day, meaning it's possible he could be activated on Friday. 

Pirela sustained his concussion on March 22 after running into an outfield wall during spring training. He was cleared to resume baseball activities last weekend.


Yankees' Jose Pirela (concussion) cleared to resume baseball activities


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Yankees short stop Jose Pirela will begin playing in extended spring training games after he was cleared for baseball activities Monday, reports The Journal News.

Pirela was placed on the 7-day DL after sustaining a concussion.


Yankees place Jose Pirela, Brendan Ryan on DL


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Yankees infielders Jose Pirela and Brendan Ryan were placed on the disabled list Saturday, the team announced.

Pirela (concussion) was placed on the 7-day DL and Ryan (calf strain) on the 15-day DL, retro to April 1. Pirela hit .370 with three doubles and two triples in 27 plate appearances this spring while Ryan hit .167 with three doubles in 24 at-bats.


Yankees' Jose Pirela still not cleared to swing a bat


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Yankees utility man Jose Pirela (concussion) has not yet received clearance to swing a bat, according to MLB.com. Pirela, who is not expected expected to break camp with the big-league club, has been sidelined since March 22 after colliding with the outfield wall in a spring game. He has been limited to work on the exercise bike.

Jose Pirela a non-factor if Didi Gregorius needs DL stint


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius remained out of the lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Rays with a wrist injury.

Gregorius tweaked his wrist on a check swing Saturday and was scheduled for two days of rest. He has been sidelined now for four days, and if he requires a stint on the disabled list to start the season, Jose Pirela would still be a non-factor to earn a roster spot, per the Journal News.

New York will have split-squad games against Detroit and Pittsburgh on Thursday.


Yankees' Cashman: Stephen Drew the 'smart play' at second


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Stephen Drew has been outhit by two Yankees prospects this spring, but GM Brian Cashman said the veteran was still the "smart play" at second base. 

Rob Refsnyder is hitting .343 with five doubles. Jose Pirela is hitting .370.

Meanwhile, a hot stretch over the weekend brought Drew to .243. 

"I know there’s a lot of dialogue wrapped around Refsnyder and Pirela," Cashman said, per the Journal News. "But I think also that those guys have shown they still have work to do on the defensive side still. ... The bats are impressive, but you’ve seen the defensive stuff they’ve shown us in short sample sizes as well. ... So right now I’m pretty comfortable that Drew signing was the smart play for us on the front end."

Refsnyder has made five errors and Pirela two. 

Drew had a three hit game on Friday, homered on Saturday and doubled on Sunday. 

"He’s looked really good at the plate," Cashman said. "He’s looked so much better than last year the last week to 10 days. That’s encouraging. I know it’s got to be building his confidence and having memories of what he was prior to last year, because that’s certainly what’s playing around in my head. I feel much better about the situation right now."


Cashman: Jose Pirela won't be on Yankees' Opening Day roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday infielder Jose Pirela wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster, despite a productive spring, per NJ.com. Pirela is sidelined after colliding with the outfield wall Sunday, but even if he was healthy, Cashman said it wouldn't have mattered.

Pirela is batting .370 (10 for 27) with two triples, three doubles, five RBI, three walks, four runs and six strikeouts in 15 spring games.


Yankees' Pirela on outfield collision: Nobody wants to go through that


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Yankees utility man Jose Pirela revealed he was scared when he hit the warning track floor following his outfield-wall collision on Sunday, according to NJ.com.

"Yes, a little," he said. "I tried to relax and stay positive that everything was going to be alright."

Pirela was stretchered off the field with a concussion, and was discharged from the hospital Sunday night after an MRI and a CT scan camp back normal. He said he no longer feels any dizziness on Tuesday, but is still experiencing soreness in his neck and in his back from Sunday's collision. Manager Joe Girardi told the paper he still has some hurdles to pass before he is cleared for game action.

"Nobody wants to go through something like this," Pirela said. "I'm going to keep working and hopefully everything comes out alright."


Girardi: Pirela feeling better Monday, going through battery of tests


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said rookie Jose Pirela was feeling better Monday after suffering a concussion Sunday when he crashed into an outfield wall during a game against the Mets.

"He's pretty good today," Girardi told reporters, per ESPN. "He's sore. His neck is sore, too, [but] he feels and looks better than what I expected.

"He has to go through a battery of tests. We're very careful with it. The bottom line is you can say he's going on the seven-day DL during the season, but it could take longer, or he might be ready in five days. You just don't know with a concussion. For each person it's different. We've seen concussion symptoms last for months. We'll go through all the tests to make sure he's OK before we run him back out there."

Pirela is competing for a spot on the Yankees' bench.


Yankees Jose Pirela discharged from hospital


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/22/2015) After suffering a scary injury in which he had to be carted off the field, Yankees utility man Jose Pirela was discharged from the hospital Sunday after MRIs and CT scans of his neck, spine and brain all came back normal, per ESPN.com. 

Pirela collided with the outfield wall during Sunday's game and the Yankees later announced that had had suffered a concussion. Pirela was hitting .370 this spring, but remained a longshot to make the Opening Day roster. 


Yankees' Jose Pirela carted off field after crashing into wall


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Yankees outfielder Jose Pirela had to be carted off the field after he collided with a wall during Sunday's game. 

Pierla was holding his head as he was loaded onto an ambulance on a gurney, according to ESPN's Marly Rivera.

The Yankees later announced that Pirela had suffered a concussion. He was given a CT scan, which came back normal, and Pirela was undergoing other tests at the hospital. 

Pirela is hitting .370 this spring. 


Yankees' Jose Pirela appears to be odd man out


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/19/2015) Yankees utility man Jose Pirela has performed well during spring training, but he still remains a longshot to make the team's opening day roster, according to The Journal News.

Pirela has played a variety of positions during the spring, including shortstop, but the Yankees appear set with Brendan Ryan at the position. 

"You don't ever lock yourself in and say, this is exactly what it's going to be, but when we came to spring training, we were pretty sure - excluding the second catcher - who the 13 guys were going to be," manager Joe Girardi said.


Yankees might not have room on roster for Pirela as bench option


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he is curious about keeping Jose Pirela on the roster as a bench player, according to The Journal News. However, there is no clear path right now for Pirela, and it might take an injury for him to get on the roster.

“We’re going to move him around because that flexibility is nice to have,” Girardi said. “In the limited time that he was up last year, he did a really good time for us. And you could put him in the outfield as well. I don’t know how much we’ll put him in the outfield in spring, but I’m comfortable putting him out there anywhere. You never know how things are going to shake out in camp.”


Yankees still interested in Stephen Drew for second base job


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) While the Yankees are content having Jose Pirela and Robert Refsnyder battle for the second base job in the spring, but CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports the team is still interested in bringing back Stephen Drew to fill the role.

In 2014, Drew hit .237 with seven home runs and 27 RBI for the Red Sox and Yankees. Along with considering Drew, the team will also explore other free agent and trade options.


Yankees brass praises rookie second basemen


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2014) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has indicated that rookies Robert Refsnyder and Jose Pirela might have the inside track on the starting second base job in 2015.

Free agents such as Stephen Drew and Asdrubal Cabrera could be more palatable options in teaming up with inexperienced shortstop Didi Gregorius as a double play combination. But Cashman is certainly open to starting the year with Refsnyder or Pirela.

Cashman is high on Refsnyder, who hit .318 with 14 home runs at the Double-A and Triple-A levels last season, though he admits he hasn't seen much of him. "I know that in half a year he had nine errors in Double-A and in the seocnd half, in Triple-A, he had only three," Cashman told NJ.com. "So there's obviously a lot of improvement there. ... Very excited about his bat and his ability to get on base and do some things."

Meanwhile, Joe Girardi has spoken highly of Pirela, who batted .333 in 24 at-bats for the Yankees after his September promotion.

"He made every type of play: a slow roller, a ball to hisright, a ball to his left, a turn-and-throw play and a tag play at second," Girardi said.

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Jose Pirela added for final weeks


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) The Yankees called up infielder Jose Pirela from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barrie Tuesday to replace Martin Prado on the active roster.

Pirela hit .305/.351/.441 in 130 games at Triple-A this season. 


Yankees take 12 players off spring roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) The Yankees removed 12 players from their spring roster Tuesday. Outfielder Ramon Flores was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, while Francisco Arcia, Tyler Austin, Bruce Billings, Robert Coello, Brian Gordon, Corban Joseph, Mark Montgomery, Pete O'Brien, Jose Pirela, Mason Williams and Chase Whitley were reassigned to minor-league camp.

Yankees re-sign Jose Pirela to minor-league deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2013) The Yankees have re-signed infielder Jose Pirela to a minor-league deal, the Journal News reports.

Pirela, 23, hit .272/.359/.418 with 10 home runs, 62 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 459 at-bats with Double-A Trenton in 2013 while also receiving limited work at the Triple-A level.

He spent most of his time at second base but also made five appearances in left field and one appearance at third base. Before this season, Pirela had primarly at the shortstop position.


Yankees send 12 to minor-league camp


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2013) The Yankees have reassigned infielders Dan Johnson, Jose Pirela and Gil Velazquez, catcher Bobby Wilson, outfielder Thomas Neal , right-handers Jim Miller, Branden Pinder and Preston Claiborne, left-handers Vidal Nuno, Josh Spence and Juan Cedeno to minor-league camp Friday, according to the Journal News.