Thairo Jose Estrada Villegas is a Venezuelan Major League Baseball infielder for the New York Yankees. Estrada played for the Trenton Thunder in 2017 and was named an Eastern League All-Star.
In 122 games, he ended with a.301 batting average, six home runs, and 48 RBIs. After the regular season, the Yankees promoted Estrada to their 40-man roster, and he participated in the Arizona Fall League with the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Estrada was shot in the right hip by youths during a robbery attempt in Venezuela in January 2018. Despite the fact that doctors were unable to extract the bullet from his hip, he was permitted to play.
Estrada had a season-ending back injury in June after a delayed start to his season due to missing spring training. He appeared in 18 regular-season games and finished the season with the Glendale Desert Dogs of the AFL.
Estrada was shot in the right hip by youths during a robbery attempt in Venezuela in January 2018, while he and his wife were in a café. The bullet was not removed until July of this year. Thairo and his wife are the parents of a boy.
The Yankees promoted Estrada to the major leagues on April 4, 2019, and optioned him back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on April 6, despite the fact that Estrada has yet to participate in a major league game.
On April 21, he was promoted to the Yankees and made his main league debut. He lay down a sacrifice bunt, allowing Austin Romine to score on a walk-off single. On April 23, he had his first two major league hits.
How Much Does Thairo Estrada Make?
Thairo currently earns $570,500 per year.