Sources: Yankees to promote Miguel Andújar
Due to a rash of injuries at the big league level, as well as ineffectiveness from current starting third baseman Chase Headley, the Yankees are reportedly promoting Miguel Andújar to the big league club after just seven games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, according to multiple sources.
MLB: Report: Yankees promoting 3B Miguel Andujar https://t.co/aBtwMdNszt— Rotoworld (@rotoworld) June 28, 2017
In his limited time in Triple-A, Andújar hit an impressive 8-for-26 (.308) with one home run, a double and six runs scored. This comes on the heels of his torrid run through Double-A earlier this year in which he batted .312/.342/.494 with seven long balls and an impressive 52 runs batted in.
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Andújar’s promotion comes in response to Matt Holliday, who has been battling a mysterious illness all week, being put on the 10-day disabled list. Andújar already held a spot on the Yankees' 40-man roster, so no additional roster move will be required.
The Yankees will need a strong right-handed bat in their lineup for the next few weeks with Aaron Hicks and Starlin Castro also out. Andújar should be expected to see regular work at DH as well as platoon with Headley at third.
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Article by: Andrew Natalizio