7:21pm: The MRI showed no neck or spine injuries, according to Mark Feinsand. Pirela has been released from the hospital. All things considered, he escaped without major damage. Good news.
3:48pm: The CT scan came back normal and Pirela is now going for a cervical MRI, according to Marly Rivera.
2:37pm: The Yankees say Pirela has a concussion and is heading to the hospital for a CT scan to determine the severity, according to Jack Curry.
1:30pm: Utility man Jose Pirela left this afternoon’s game against the Mets after crashing hard into the center field wall. He landed hard on the ground as well. Here’s the play:
The Yankees are getting a look at Pirela’s versatility in camp by playing him in left and center fields. He’s an infielder by trade but has played the outfield in the minors, so it wasn’t an entirely new experience for him.
Pirela, 25, came into the day 10-for-27 (.370) with three doubles and two triples in Grapefruit League play. He’s making a push for a bench spot.
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