Where Is Miguel Yajure From?

Miguel Angel Yajure (born May 1, 1998) is a Venezuelan baseball pitcher who now plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB).

In 2020, he made his Major League Baseball debut with the New York Yankees before being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates before the 2021 season.

Miguel Yajure
Miguel Angel Yajure (born May 1, 1998) is a Venezuelan baseball pitcher who now plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Yajure signed with the New York Yankees as an international free agent in March 2015, receiving $30,000. He made his professional debut that season with the Dominican Summer League Yankees. He played in 2016 with the Gulf Coast Yankees and missed 2017 after undergoing Tommy John’s surgery.



Yajure returned from the injury in 2018 and pitched with the Charleston RiverDogs. He started 2019 with the Tampa Tarpons before being promoted to the Trenton Thunder.

After the 2019 season, he was named a 2019 Florida State League Postseason All-Star. The Yankees placed Yajure on their 40-player roster in November 2019 to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.

On January 24, 2021, the Yankees traded Yajure, Roansy Contreras, Maikol Escotto, and Canaan Smith-Njigba|Canaan Smith-Njigba to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jameson Taillon. On June 24, Yajure was placed on the 60-day injured list with right forearm/elbow soreness.