Miguel Angel Yajure is a Venezuelan baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball.
He debuted in Major League Baseball in 2020 with the New York Yankees before being sent to the Pittsburgh Pirates before the 2021 season.
In March 2015, Yajure signed as an international free agent with the New York Yankees for $30,000. That season, he debuted professionally with the Dominican Summer League Yankees.
He was a member of the Gulf Coast Yankees in 2016 and did not play in 2017 due to Tommy John surgery.
In 2018, Yajure returned from injury to pitch for the Charleston RiverDogs. He began 2019 with the Tampa Tarpons before joining the Trenton Thunder.
He was selected a 2019 Florida State League Postseason All-Star after the 2019 season. Yajure was added to the Yankees’ 40-man roster in November 2019 to keep him out of the Rule 5 draft
On August 31, 2020, Yajure made his major league debut in relief against the Tampa Bay Rays. He pitched three innings of shutout ball, striking out two and walking three batters.
He was given the number 89, which was the last unused uniform number in the MLB.
The Yankees traded Yajure, Roansy Contreras, Maikol Escotto, and Canaan Smith-Njigba to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jameson Taillon on January 24, 2021.
Yajure was placed on the 60-day injured list on June 24 due to right forearm/elbow pain.
How Much Does Miguel Yajure Make?
Miguel Yajure earns a base salary of Miguel Yajure Salary.