While the Yankees celebrate getting their second win of 2019 season, the injury train just keeps rolling in the Bronx. Its latest passenger? Starting 3rd baseman Miguel Andujar.
According to Yankees Manager Aaron Boone, the young stud infielder has a “small labrum tear” that will be treated for the next few weeks. At that point, the Yankees will decide whether or not surgery is needed. If so, Andujar’s 2019 season will be over. In the meantime, the Yankees have recalled INF/OF Tyler Wade from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, with DJ LeMahieu most likely taking the starting role at 3rd base.
According to Yankee analyst and insider Jack Curry Andujar is said to have sustained the injury while diving back to first base during the teams first series with the Orioles.
Losing Andujar is a potentially massive blow to the Yankee offense. The 24-year-old was key to the team’s success last season, as he smacked 27 HRs, 92 RBIs, with a BA of .297. Not to mention he was a runner up for the 2018 Rookie of the Year Award.
The Yankees are already starting the season off with major holes in the lineup, Andujar now joins 7 of his fellow teammates on the IL: Aaron Hicks, Jacoby Ellsbury, Giancarlo Stanton, Didi Gregorius, setup-man Dellin Betances, and starting pitchers Luis Severino and CC Sabathia.
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