Yankees placed INF/OF Martin Prado on the 60-day disabled list after he had an emergency appendectomy. The team signed infielder Jose Pirela to a major league contract and added him to the active roster.

By SI Wire
September 16, 2014

New York Yankees INF/OF Martin Prado is out for the season after the team placed him on the 60-day disabled list after having an emergency appendectomy, the team announced Tuesday.

In a corresponding roster move, the team signed infielder Jose Pirela to a major league contract and added him to the active roster.

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“He started complaining [Monday] and after the game it got worse," general manager Brian Cashman said to the New York Post of Prado, “He went to the hospital after the game and had the surgery [Tuesday morning]."

Prado came to New York in a trade deadline deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He batted .316 with seven home runs and 16 RBIs in 37 games with the team. Prado is due to make $11 million next season.

Cashman was asked where Prado fits on next season's team.

“That depends on the rest of the roster," Cashman said. “He has big value is his flexibility and playing multiple positions."

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