Martin Prado 2B/3B.. NYY 7 Days

Prado (abdomen) was placed on the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

The move simply confirms that Prado, who underwent an appendectomy early Tuesday, will not return to the field in 2014. As a corresponding move, the Yankees purchased the contract of infielder Jose Pirela and added him to the active roster.

Martin Prado 2B/3B.. NYY 7 Days

Prado is likely done for the season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

Losing Prado, who is hitting .433 in 30 August at-bats, is a tough blow, but as of Tuesday morning the Yankees are 6.0 games back in the race for the second AL Wild Card spot and stand little chance of making up that ground with only 13 games remaining. With Prado likely on the shelf for the next two weeks, Stephen Drew, Zelous Wheeler and Brendan Ryan could each see additional playing time.

Martin Prado 2B/3B.. NYY 8 Days

Prado went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Orioles.

Prado continued his strong month at the plate, as the versatile veteran is now batting .423 (11-for-26) with three homers through eight games to this point in September.

Martin Prado 2B/3B.. NYY 11 Days

Prado (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup Thursday.

Prado hadn't started for three straight days, but he was able to enter the game Wednesday as a pinch hitter, hitting a two-run homer. The team may hold him out of the second game of their doubleheader Thursday, but at this point Prado seems to be healthy.

Martin Prado 2B/3B.. NYY 12 Days

Prado (hamstring) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays.

Although Prado was able to take batting practice Wednesday, the hamstring injury is still hampering his effectiveness in the field, so he'll continue to remain out of the lineup until he demonstrates some more healing. Ichiro Suzuki will pick up another start in right field while Prado remains unavailable for the third straight game.

Martin Prado 2B/3B.. NYY 13 Days

Prado (hamstring) will taking batting practice Wednesday, but will likely not be available as a pinch hitter, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Prado has been dealing with a lingering hamstring injury that will force him out of the lineup for a second day in a row. He said he was pain-free over the weekend, so if all goes well in batting practice, he could return to the lineup Thursday.

Martin Prado 2B/3B.. NYY 13 Days

Prado (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's against the Rays, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Prado has sat out four of the past five games with a lingering hamstring injury. He was able to come back to the lineup Sunday after he reported being pain-free, but the Yankees are worried he could aggravate the injury, so he's being held out for a second consecutive day.

Martin Prado 2B/3B.. NYY 14 Days

Prado is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays due to a lingering hamstring injury, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Prado was able to play Sunday after sitting out the previous three games, but the Yankees believe he could aggravate the injury by playing, so they will hold him out of at least one more game.

Martin Prado 2B/3B.. NYY 17 Days

Prado (hamstring) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Royals.

After missing three straight games with a sore hamstring, Prado will bat third and play second base Saturday. He reported being pain-free on Friday, so we should see him back in the lineup on a semi-regular basis down the stretch.

Martin Prado 2B/3B.. NYY 17 Days

Prado (hamstring) says he is pain-free in his hamstring that has sidelined him from three straight games, MLB.com reports.

Prado was available as a pinch-hitter Friday after going through his normal pregame routine without any setbacks, but wasn't used. He was able to take the field, play catch, and take batting practice without reporting any pain, so at this point a return to the lineup on Saturday seems likely.