Andujar is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Tuesday. Andujar has committed 15 errors this season, so manager Aaron Boone will go with the surer glove in Neil Walker -- who also happens to be a switch hitter -- for Tuesday's potentially decisive contest. While the rookie struggled on defense this season, he hit .297/.328/.527 with 27 homers and 92 RBI through 149 games, so he'll be one of Boone's top options off the bench should an opportunity arise.
Andujar will serve as designated hitter and bat cleanup against the Red Sox on Sunday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Andujar was initially set to ride the bench for the regular-season finale but was a late addition: He replaced Giancarlo Stanton to give the veteran slugger an extra day of rest. The 23-year-old will have another opportunity to add to his .297/.329/.527 slash line and 27 home runs.
Andujar is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Andujar started the last eight games and went 11-for-34 with two home runs and five doubles in 36 plate appearances. Neil Walker grabs the start at third base and bats eighth as the rookie likely finishes the regular season with a .297/.329/.527 slash line, 27 home runs and 46 doubles, although he could still come off the bench Sunday.
Andujar went 2-for-4 with a single, a home run and three RBI in Thursday's 12-1 rout over the Rays. Serving as the designated hitter Thursday, Andujar extended the Yankees' lead to 4-0 in the first inning with a three-run homer off Jaime Schultz. Andujar continues to build on his impressive rookie campaign, as he now owns a .296/.328/.525 slash line with 43 doubles, 27 home runs, 90 RBI and 80 runs over 592 plate appearances.
Andujar went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in Wednesday's win over the Red Sox. Andujar put the Yankees up 1-0 with his solo shot off David Price in the second inning and the team never looked back, going on to win 10-1. He doubled in his next at-bat, marking his 41st two-bagger on the season. The 23-year-old Andujar continues to impress during his rookie campaign, slashing .298/.331/.524 with 25 homers and 84 RBI through 139 games.
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