Yankees acquire RHP Ronald Herrera from San Diego

The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired RHP Ronald Herrera from the San Diego Padres in exchange for INF Jose Pirela.
 
Herrera, 20, went 8-7 with a 4.08 ERA (145.2IP, 148H, 73R/66ER, 42BB, 104K, 10HR) in 26 combined games (25 starts) between Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio in the Padres organization in 2015. The right-hander was acquired by San Diego from Oakland along with OF Jake Goebbert in exchange for OF Kyle Blanks on May 15, 2014.
 
Originally signed by the Athletics as a non-drafted free agent on December 11, 2011, Herrera owns a 23-24 record and 3.79 ERA (415.1IP, 446H, 210R/175ER, 100BB, 296K, 25HR) in 82 career games (74 starts) over four minor league seasons.
 
Pirela, 25, hit .230 (17-for-74) with 1HR and 5RBI in 37 games with the Yankees in 2015. He missed the first month of the season on the concussion disabled list following an injury suffered during a spring training game on March 22 in Port St. Lucie. In 64 combined minor league games-including his rehab assignment-with Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he hit .310 (76-for-245) with 3HR and 23RBI. The Venezuela native made his Major League debut with the Yankees in 2014 and was originally signed by the club as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2006.
 
The Yankees' 40-man roster now stands at 38.