Everson Pereira started 2023 in double-AA with the Somerset Patriots, he was then promoted to triple-AAA during the early summer months. Pereira hit an even .300 between 81 minor league games, while posting a .921 OPS and18 home runs.
Last night Pereira was officially added to the New York Yankees active roster and was set up to make his debut.
New York started Oswald Peraza and Anthony Volpe along with Everson Pereira. The lineup card marked the first time that three players born in the 2000s would start for the Yankees, all three players are 22-years-old.
Pereira chose jersey No. 80 ahead of his debut against the Washington Nationals, becoming the first player in Yankees’ franchise history to wear that number.
The righty would walk in his first plate appearance, overall going 0-for-3 in his debut. He did not strikeout once.
Pereira would shine in the outfield, racking up an assist, which was just 1 of three total made by other outfielders Aaron Judge and Harrison Bader. It was the first time since July 15th, 2007 (NYY at TBR), that New York had their outfielders combine for that defensive feat.