Miguel Andujar was as soon as one of many Yankees’ prime prospects and performed properly sufficient to complete second to Shohei Ohtani for AL Rookie of the Year Award in 2018.
That looks as if a very long time in the past. Andujar was sidetracked by a shoulder harm the next season and his career went downhill after that.
His career hit a brand new low on Thursday, when the Yankees designated the 27-year-old for task as a way to open up a 40-man roster spot for the return of reliever Zack Britton.
Andujar had been optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday to make room for Luis Severino on the lively roster.
Since Andujar was on the 40-man roster, the Yankees can’t commerce him, as a result of the Aug. 2 commerce deadline has come and gone.
Several scouts in attendance at Yankee Stadium on Thursday evening believed Andujar would get picked up.
But his time with the Yankees is over.
Andujar lost his beginning job at third base to Gio Urshela following his 2019 harm and tried to return again as a utility participant, studying first base and left area.
He by no means got here near duplicating his 2018 outcomes on the plate, so he couldn’t make up for his defensive shortcomings.
Andujar performed 27 video games with the Yankees this season and went simply 22-for-96 (.229) in 100 plate appearances. Worse, he completed with three extra-base hits, three walks and 22 strikeouts and a .531 OPS, a far cry from the 47 doubles, 27 homers and .855 OPS he compiled in 2018.