Yankees prospect carted off after crashing into wall
By Matt Birch
Yankees outfielder Jose Pirela crashed into the center field wall during Sunday’s game against the Mets. He was carted off the field and was later diagnosed with a concussion and taken to Tradition Medical Center.
It all started when Juan Lagares took CC Sabathia deep in the first inning of the game, with Pirela attempting to make a play on the ball near the warning track. Pirela crashed into the wall face-first, and hit his head on the ground after falling down.
Pirela’s brain CT scan came back normal and he’s now undergoing a cervical MRI, according to Chad Jennings of The Journal News. The Yankees are unsure how long he’ll be out.
Lagares ended up with an inside-the-park home run on the play, as the Yankees were clearly more focused on Pirela’s health.
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