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.
Andujar was recalled from the Yankees' alternate training site Tuesday.
Andujar was sent down Thursday, but he'll return to the active roster after a brief stay at alternate camp. The 25-year-old has struggled to begin the season as he's hit just .095 with one run and four strikeouts over 21 at-bats.
Andujar was optioned to the Yankees' alternate training site Thursday.
He has struggled mightily in a tiny sample this year, hitting .095 with four strikeouts, one walk and zero extra-base hits in 21 at-bats. When he is not providing anything at the plate, the Yankees have enough quality depth to make do without Andujar, especially given his defensive deficiencies.
The Yankees recalled Andujar from their alternate training site Sunday.
DJ LeMahieu (thumb) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move, becoming the third Yankees regular to get shut down with an injury in the past week. Even with LeMahieu, Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) and Aaron Judge (calf) all on the shelf, Andujar probably won't be guaranteed regular at-bats during his latest stint with the big club, unless manager Aaron Boone is willing to move Gio Urshela off third base. Instead, Andujar's best path to playing time likely comes at designated hitter, but even Mike Ford and Clint Frazier could represent Boone's preferred options at that spot.
Andujar has been selected to travel with the Yankees as part of their taxi squad for the team's upcoming series against the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Andujar was sent to the team's alternate training site Thursday, but he'll be with the Yankees for their weekend series against the Rays. Andujar would need to be moved back onto the active roster, however, to be eligible for game action.
The Yankees optioned Andujar to their alternate training site Thursday.
Had the regular season started in late March, Andujar would have had multiple pathways to a regular lineup spot. After baseball's four-plus-month hiatus, however, the 25-year-old is blocked from an everyday role now that the likes of Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are all healthy again. Andujar appeared in five of the Yankees' 11 games to date, going 1-for-14 at the dish.
Andujar is receiving his first career start in left field Sunday.
The 25-year-old put in work over the offseason to become a viable option in left field, and he's now receiving the first start of his career there. Andujar didn't appear in the first two games of the season.
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 logged some work at first base during spring training, but the results were shaky and the Yankees reportedly narrowed his positional availability to left field, third base and designated hitter. However, manager Aaron Boone indicated Wednesday that Andujar's work at first base won't end entirely, adding that he would like to have the 25-year-old as an option at the position in case the Yankees "get in a situation" in which they need him. While Andujar appears to lack a set role or position heading into the 2020 campaign, Boone clearly values his potent bat and is likely to seek ways to get him into the lineup on a somewhat frequent basis.
Andujar has been working out at the Yankees' complex in Florida five days a week and has had no trouble with his surgically repaired right shoulder, George A. King III of the New York Post reports.
"I feel great. I am working out five days a week building strength, working with the trainers, exercising and doing my best to stay sharp,'' Andujar indicated in an email. "I feel 100 percent. I am very happy where I am at physically." Andujar also explained that he had been working out with a trainer away from the Yankees' training complex during part of the MLB hiatus but has since returned to Steinbrenner Field. The 25-year-old is expected to see playing time as a designated hitter, left fielder and third baseman during a potential 2020 campaign, though he is unlikely to open the season with an everyday role.
Andujar will be an option at third base, left field and designated hitter when the season gets underway, although it is unclear how regularly he will play, Pete Caldera of NorthJersey.com reports.
A brief experiment at first base in spring training did not bear fruit, with Caldera noting that the team was much more optimistic about how he fared in left field. Andujar will get semi-regular starts at all three spots (left, third, DH), but with Aaron Hicks (elbow) ramping up baseball activities and Aaron Judge (rib) also getting close to ramping up, the Yankees could potentially have 11 starting caliber position players for nine spots, so he probably won't be a true everyday player.
Andujar will play in both right field and left field over the next few days, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Andujar has been getting reps in left field throughout spring, and it appears that the Yankees now want to see how he fares on the other side of the outfield. With Giancarlo Stanton (calf) and Aaron Judge (rib) sidelined for the start of the campaign, Andujar's surest path to early-season playing time appears to be DH and in the corner outfield spots.
Andujar played first base and committed a third-inning error in Thursday's Grapefruit League contest against Detroit.
The miscue was a blatant drop on a good throw from third baseman Gio Urshela. Andujar is clearly still getting adjusted to the position, though he is expected to spend most of the remainder of the spring working at third base and left field, per Randy Miller of NJ.com. With Giancarlo Stanton (calf) and Aaron Judge (rib) out for the foreseeable future, Andujar's best path to playing time is in the outfield.
Andujar is expected to begin the season in an everyday role either at designated hitter or in left field after Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that both Aaron Judge (pectoral) and Giancarlo Stanton (calf) are unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Though Andujar reported to camp healthy after missing most of the prior campaign due to a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the 2018 AL Rookie of the Year runner-up initially looked like he might have to settle for a part-time role with the Yankees having since committed to Gio Urshela as their primary third baseman. While Andujar remains blocked at the hot corner, the injuries to the two sluggers will temporarily open up regular at-bats for him. Andujar has been taking reps in left field this spring in an attempt to increase his avenues to playing time, but because he's still likely to be a negative defender at that position, expect the Yankees to hand him most of his starts at DH at least until one of Judge or Stanton returns. Mike Tauchman, Brett Gardner and Clint Frazier should serve as the Yankees' primary outfielders at the beginning of the season.
Andujar saw his first game action in left field during Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals and made it through the game without any errors, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. He also went 1-for-3 with a double.
Andujar's trial in the outfield takes on a greater bit of urgency now that Giancarlo Stanton is at risk of missing Opening Day and beyond with a calf injury. Andujar could split time in left field with Mike Tauchman, or he could just slide in designated hitter while Stanton is out.
Andujar went 1-for-3 with a home run in his first game of spring training Sunday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Andujar appeared in his first game since May 12, 2019, and blasted a home run in his third at-bat. He also played four innings at third base, a cause for optimism regarding the health of his shoulder. Andujar's role is uncertain heading into the season thanks to the emergence of Gio Urshela -- the projected starting third baseman -- though Andujar is also set to get work in left field and first base this spring.
Andujar (shoulder) said Tuesday he has "no limitations" for spring training, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports.
Andujar is back to full strength after he was on the shelf for most of the 2019 season due to May surgery to address a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Once he completed his rehab process for the injury in December, Andujar turned his focus to working out at first base and left field, two positions (in addition to third base) where he's expected to see reps this spring as he attempts to find at-bats in a crowded Yankees lineup. Despite only being two years removed from an age-23 campaign in which he batted .297 and provided 27 homers, Andujar could be forced to settle for a part-time role when the Yankees have all their key position players available.
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