Yankees' Martin Prado out for season after appendectomy
In a corresponding roster move, the team signed infielder Jose Pirela to a major league contract and added him to the active roster.
“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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