Yankees News: Jose Pirela Okay After Crashing Into The Wall


Once Jacoby Ellsbury went down, it opened the door for other guys to play centerfield over the past week. That includes Jose Pirela, who while versatile, only played six games ever in center and they were all last season. Pirela got the start today in center against the Mets and well, this happened on the first batter of the game

Not good. Pirela had to leave the game with a concussion.

On the plus side, he is out of the hospital and okay.

Pirela more than likely isn’t going to make the Opening Day roster unless Brendan Ryan gets hurt or gets released or traded before April 6. Ryan has only been back for a few days now after injuring himself in camp. Joe Girardi said this earlier in the week according to Chad Jennings of LoHud.com

"“I don’t want to have to say that there’s no chance of him making our roster,” Joe Girardi said. “But I think Brian (Cashman) said it, our roster was fairly set (coming into spring training). 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. They were kind of signed to do that. Things happen in spring training sometimes. You make adjustments (if necessary).”"

Hopefully Pirela can get back into action in a few days.

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