June 17, 2024


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Yankees Move On From A Former Award Candidate

Miguel Andujar #41 of the New York Yankees reacts after lining out to end the top of the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 13, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Yankees 7-0.
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The New York Yankees finally had sufficient.

Needing a roster location for their incoming relievers Scott Effross and Zack Britton, they finally pulled the plug on struggling infielder/outfielder Miguel Andujar, designating him for assignment on Thursday.

This signifies the group will have seven days after the transaction is manufactured to trade the player or put him on irrevocable outright waivers.

If Andujar is claimed via waivers, the Yankees will get rid of him.

If he clears waivers, he can be outrighted to the minimal leagues or launched.

Andujar finished 2nd in the 2018 Rookie of the Year voting in the American League, driving some male named Shohei Ohtani.

That year, he slashed .297/.328/.527 with 27 home runs, 76 added-base hits, and 92 RBI.

But he endured a torn labrum in 2019 and hasn’t been the identical ever considering that.

Andujar has slugged .318 in 376 plate appearances the final four years and has no genuine defensive benefit: he is awful at his authentic posture, third base, and whilst he is a little bit improved in an outfield corner, he is not an asset there.


The Yankees Couldn’t Hold out For Him Any Extended

Incapable of developing at the plate and with no true benefit with the glove, the Yankees had more than enough.

His long run will be made the decision in the upcoming handful of days, but it is possible that some rebuilding group will take a chance on his potential and snags him.

This 12 months, Andujar is slashing a putrid .229/.250/.281 in 100 excursions to the plate.

Roster places, on a crew like the Yankees, are scarce.

Andujar’s 2018 experienced the total lover foundation dreaming about a younger, controllable center-of-the-buy producer for the future five a long time.

But his 2019 harm derailed his career.

He has been inquiring for a trade for various months.

Is his long term tied to a further group?

We will discover out before long.