Lagares hits inside-the-park HR

Yankees' Pirela injured on play, carted off

Lagares hits inside-the-park HR

PORT ST.LUCIE, Fla -- Yankees center fielder Jose Pirela was carted off after he crashed into the center-field wall during the first inning of Sunday's game against the Mets at Tradition Field.

Pirela was diagnosed with a concussion and was taken to Tradition Medical Center in an ambulance for a CT scan.

He appeared to have hit his head on the ground, and remained down on the warning track for several minutes before getting to his feet slowly. Pirela was replaced in center by Slade Heathcott.

Pirela collided with the wall while chasing a ball hit by Juan Lagares from Yankees starter CC Sabathia that resulted in an inside-the-park home run.

Pirela, the Yankees' No. 25 prospect according to, has been having a good spring, batting 10-for-27 with two doubles and three triples entering Sunday.

Jamal Collier is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.