Earlier today, I asked Pinstripe Alley readers what the Yankees should do with Miguel Andujar. The third baseman has not looked right since returning from injury on May 4th. We didn’t have to wait long for an answer.
The Yankees just announced that Andujar has been placed back on the injured list with a right labrum tear. That is the same injury that he suffered in late March. Aaron Boone was quoted saying, “We feel like even though he’s passed everything and the strength tests has been good and rehabbed him properly, we do feel like the injury is certainly a contributing factor to some of the struggles.”
Upon returning to the lineup, Andujar went 3-for-34 with no extra-base hits. He struck out nine times and walked just once. The infielder looked like a shell of the player he was in 2018.
The Andujar announcement comes on the heels of the Jonathan Loaisiga injury news. If you missed it, the right-hander hit the IL with a right shoulder strain a few hours ago. He will be shut down for four weeks before he begins throwing again. It might be time to give Dallas Keuchel a call.
At least the Yankees can weather the loss of Andujar, who wasn’t hitting at all anyway. Nestor Cortes Jr. will re-join the team as the corresponding move.