Andujar was optioned to the Yankees' alternate training site Tuesday. Andujar saw relatively consistent playing time at third base during his most recent stint on the active roster. He played well, hitting .355 with one home run and five RBI over nine games. However, he'll head back to alternate camp for now after Gio Urshela (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Andujar went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Monday's loss to the Blue Jays. Andujar started the contest at designated hitter and drove in a pair of runs with a solo shot to center field in the fourth inning and an RBI groundout in the ninth. While he is still hitting a meager .217 on the season, Andujar's bat has started to come alive over the last five games, during which he has gone 6-for-15 (.400) with a pair of walks and three RBI.
Andujar went 3-for-4 with a triple in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday. The slumping Yankees managed only four hits in the contest and Andujar collected three of them, including the team's only extra-bagger. The multi-hit game was the second of the season for Andujar, who is slashing .220/.273/.268 overall. The infielder also posted his fourth error of the campaign in the loss, leading to a pair of unearned Baltimore runs in the sixth inning.
Andujar was recalled from the Yankees' alternate training site Friday. Andujar could have a path to playing time at third base with Gio Urshela (elbow) landing on the injured list in a corresponding move. It will be DJ LeMahieu who starts at the position for the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles, however, with Thairo Estrada starting at second. Andujar has just 10 total hits in 24 games over the last two seasons.
Andujar was optioned to the Yankees' alternate training site Saturday, Jack Curry of YES Network reports. Andujar will return to alternate camp after going 2-for-10 with two strikeouts and one run over the past four games. DJ LeMahieu (thumb) was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.