Where Did The Pirates Get Gamel?

Ben Gamel

Benjamin Joseph Gamel is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the United States.

He has played for the New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers, and Cleveland Indians in the Major League Baseball (MLB).

Ben Gamel
Ben Gamel

Gamel was drafted in the 10th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft by the New York Yankees.

He signed with the Yankees and debuted with the Gulf Coast Yankees of the Gulf Coast League’s Rookie level.

He was a member of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League’s Staten Island Yankees in 2011 and the Class A South Atlantic League’s Charleston RiverDogs in 2012.

He began the 2013 season with the Class A-Advanced Florida State League’s Tampa Yankees before being promoted to the Class AA Eastern League’s Trenton Thunder.

In 2014, he returned to Trenton and played for the Class AAA International League’s Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in 2015.

After the 2015 season, the Yankees added him to their 40-man roster.

Gamel began the 2016 season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after attending spring training.

Gamel was promoted to the main leagues by the Yankees on May 5, and he made his major league debut on May 6 as a defensive replacement.

He received the International League Most Valuable Player Award after spending most of the 2016 season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Where Did The Pirates Get Gamel?

The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed Gamel off waivers on May 9, 2021. Gamel hit .255/.352/.399 with 8 home runs and 26 RBIs in 111 games for the Pirates.