The New York Yankees are making a roster move ahead of tonight’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, at Yankee Stadium.
“Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees made the following roster moves: Recalled INF/OF Miguel Andújar (#41) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Placed OF Aaron Hicks on the paternity list,” the team’s PR Dept. Twitter account wrote on Tuesday morning.
Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
•Recalled INF/OF Miguel Andújar (#41) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
•Placed OF Aaron Hicks on the paternity list.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) April 26, 2022
Andujar will have yet another chance to prove he belongs in the major leagues.
He has had more than few of those in the last couple of years, but he has failed to deliver every time.
Andujar’s career started off on the right foot: in 2018, he completed an excellent season, at least on offense, as the Yankees’ third baseman.
His Career Hasn’t Been The Same Since A 2019 Injury
He finished as the runner-up in the American League Rookie of the Year race that year, behind a certain guy named Shohei Ohtani.
He slashed .297/.328/.527 with 27 home runs, 92 RBI, and 76 extra-base hits.
He was a true force at the plate.
But in 2019, he suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder that required surgery, and he hasn’t been the same ever since.
He had a .632 OPS in 2020, and while he slightly improved that to .667 last season, it’s still not enough to make it on the Yankees, not with his awful defense.
Andujar has found no defensive home, and isn’t particularly good at any part of the diamond.
He will have to hit to stick.
So far, in Triple-A, he has been having a fine season.
He is hitting .347 with three homers and six RBI, with a .947 OPS.
He will have another chance to prove his worth.