The New York Yankees lastly had sufficient.
Needing a roster spot for his or her incoming relievers Scott Effross and Zack Britton, they lastly pulled the plug on struggling infielder/outfielder Miguel Andujar, designating him for project on Thursday.
Yankees DFA Miguel Andujar, the 2018 AL Rookie of the 12 months runner-up.
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This implies the crew could have seven days after the transaction is made to commerce the participant or place him on irrevocable outright waivers.
If Andujar is claimed by way of waivers, the Yankees will lose him.
If he clears waivers, he might be outrighted to the minor leagues or launched.
Andujar completed second within the 2018 Rookie of the 12 months voting within the American League, behind some man named Shohei Ohtani.
That yr, he slashed .297/.328/.527 with 27 house runs, 76 extra-base hits, and 92 RBI.
However he suffered a torn labrum in 2019 and hasn’t been the identical ever since.
Andujar has slugged .318 in 376 plate appearances the final 4 years and has no actual defensive worth: he’s awful at his unique place, third base, and whereas he’s a bit higher in an outfield nook, he’s not an asset there.
The Yankees Couldn’t Wait For Him Any Longer
Incapable of manufacturing on the plate and with no actual worth with the glove, the Yankees had sufficient.
His future might be determined within the subsequent few days, nevertheless it’s possible that some rebuilding crew takes an opportunity on his potential and snags him.
This yr, Andujar is slashing a putrid .229/.250/.281 in 100 journeys to the plate.
Roster spots, on a crew just like the Yankees, are scarce.
Andujar’s 2018 had the entire fan base dreaming a few younger, controllable middle-of-the-order producer for the following 5 years.
However his 2019 harm derailed his profession.
He has been asking for a commerce for a number of months.
Is his future tied to a different group?
We are going to discover out quickly.