3B,DH - NYY - MiLB
The Yankees optioned Miguel Andujar to their alternate training site.
Andujar dealt with a shoulder injury last season and wound up losing his starting third base job to Gio Urshela. In 2018 Andujar hit .297/.328/.527. Since then he has .115 with no extra base hits in 63 plate appearances.
Miguel Andujar went 0-for-3 at the plate but was able to score a run as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox on Sunday by a 9-7 score.
Andujar was lifted in the seventh inning for a defensive replacement. The 25-year-old slugger has struggled this season and is hitting just 1-for-8 in the three games he has played. Until he can get into the lineup full time, Andujar can be left in the waiver wire in standard fantasy leagues.
Miguel Andujar went 0-for-3 at the plate on Sunday as the Yankees beat the Nationals by a 3-2 score.
Andújar started in left field for New York, his first appearance in the majors anywhere other than third base or DH. The 25-year-old put in work over the offseason to become a viable option in left field. Andujar is worth owning in 12-14 team leagues and deeper.
Miguel Andujar will start in left field for the first time in his career on Sunday.
Andujar worked on his outfield game this offseason, and Sunday will mark the first start there for the 25-year-old. Andujar has yet to appear in the 2020 season.
Miguel Andujar took ground balls at first base Wednesday and will continue to get some reps there, though the Yankees will prioritize his work at third base and in the outfield, Chris Iseman of NorthJersey.com reports.
Andujar who usually plays at third base has been picking up new positions so the team can get his bat in the lineup and is learning the outfield as well as first base. The versatility could help fantasy owners and Andujar could be a sleeper pick up by fantasy owners if he is available.