The New York Yankees are making some roster moves on Wednesday.
An old friend has been called up to occupy the spot of the 29th man ahead of today’s doubleheader.
Miguel Andujar has been called up as the 29th man for the doubleheader. Deivi Garcia is also in NY, replacing Josh Donaldson, who goes to the paternity list.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 7, 2022
Andujar probably won’t stick for long because this exact scenario has repeated itself a few times over the last two seasons.
He gets a few at-bats, does not perform, and then goes back to the minor leagues as soon as the Yankees need a roster spot for a player returning from injury or a prospect call-up.
Then Andujar goes and dominates in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, the Yanks’ Triple-A affiliate, putting himself in position for another call-up.
Andujar Hasn’t Been Productive At The MLB Level In Four Years
The numbers don’t lie: he is hitting .285/.330/.487 with 13 home runs in Triple-A, but just .239/.257/.269 in the big leagues.
Yes, it’s true that he hasn’t gotten a real chance to win a spot with the Yankees, but he really hasn’t earned that chance either.
After a couple of years of training, Andujar can play a decent outfield corner, but he doesn’t really have any defensive value.
Couple that with his complete lack of MLB production since 2018, and you have a young player who is always on the fringe.
Andujar could really use a change of scenery, but the Yankees haven’t really received a trade offer they like and have been reluctant to release him.
It has been another lost season for the former Rookie of the Year runner-up.