Thursday, July 6, 2017

Quick Hit: Yankees Sign Jose Carrera

The New York Yankees have been busy on the non-drafted free agent market since the 2017 MLB Draft ended signing a few prospects to minor league deals including senior Jose Carrera. Carrera was attending Manhattan University and played baseball for the school’s Manhattan Jaspers team where he finished his senior season with a .266 average with seven doubles, two triples and 11 stolen bases.

Carrera led the Jaspers to MAAC play after qualifying for the MAAC Tournament on the final day of the season. During the MAAC tournament Carrera upped his game hitting .299. Carrera was assigned to the Gulf Coast Yankees West team joining former assistant coach Elvys Quezada who recently joined the GCL Yankees as a coach.

His former coach, Jim Duffy, was interviewed by the school’s website when news broke about Carrera signing with the Yankees and here is what he had to say about Carrera:

"I'm thrilled for Jose to have the opportunity to play at the next level within the Yankees organization. He has been the heart and soul of the Manhattan Baseball program over the last four years. Now he has his chance to chase his dream. I'm proud of him and his perseverance. He's a great example that hard work, faith and believing in yourself can go a long way."

Welcome to the organization Jose and also, welcome to the family. 

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