Category: ‘Utility Players’

Jose Pirela Wastes No Time Showing New York Yankees His Value After 2015 Debut
May 7th, 2015 at 12:14 PM
It took just one game for New York Yankees second baseman Jose Pirela to show his value to this team. ***PHOTO1*** After missing the last month and a half recovering from a concussion, Pirela returned with guns blazing on Wednesday night, recording two hits in his first two at-bats of 2015. Pirela notched...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Confirms Jose Pirela Will Platoon, Play Vs. Lefties
May 6th, 2015 at 7:03 PM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed on Wednesday that he plans to play Jose Pirela against lefties, which basically means he will platoon with Stephen Drew because the Yankees feel Pirela's best position is at second base. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela was just activated on Wednesday officially and he'll be taking Gregorio Petit's...

New York Yankees Officially Activate Jose Pirela; Gregorio Petit Placed on 15-Day DL
May 6th, 2015 at 4:48 PM
The New York Yankees have officially made the roster move bringing infielder Jose Pirela to the majors. ***PHOTO1*** As Pirela arrives to the bigs for the first time this season after his recovery from a concussion suffered on March 22, utility man Gregorio Petit is on his way to the 15-day DL. Roster...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Discusses Jose Pirela-Stephen Drew Situation at 2nd Base
May 6th, 2015 at 9:14 AM
The New York Yankees will officially welcome back Jose Pirela on Wednesday and now manager Joe Girardi has to decide how to get the 25-year-old some playing time. ***PHOTO1*** The obvious choice is to have him platoon with Stephen Drew for the moment considering Drew is hitting a dreadful .167; although he...

New York Yankees’ Jose Pirela Reacts to Impending Big League Promotion
May 5th, 2015 at 6:50 PM
New York Yankees infielder Jose Pirela is set to be activated tomorrow and officially join the big-league roster. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela has already joined the team in Toronto as it prepares to take on the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. The 25-year-old told the media he'd be activated on Wednesday. Jose Pirela has locker...