Miguel Andújar requests trade from Yankees (report)

Hector Gómez first reported — and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal has confirmed — that Andújar informed manager Aaron Boone of his desire to be traded.

The Yankees have not confirmed the report.

The Yankees have shuttled Andújar between Triple-A and the big league squad three times this season, with the 27-year-old batting .268/.279/.317 with two doubles, three RBIs and three stolen bases in 12 Major League games . Andújar was optioned to create room on the active roster for Giancarlo Stanton, who was activated from the 10-day injured list.

It is important to note that the Yankees are under no obligation to trade Andújar, who is signed for $1.3 million this year and has two more years of arbitration eligibility remaining.

Andújar has seen playing time in left field and as a designated hitter in the Majors this season. He has also played the infield corners and outfield corners over his six-year big league career (2017-present), including a stellar 2018, during which he batted .297/.328/.527 with 27 homers and 92 RBIs in 149 games , finishing second to the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani in the American League Rookie of the Year voting.

With Stanton, Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks and Joey Gallo all healthy, Boone is preparing to handle what he described as “a tough math problem” even without Andújar on the active roster, now juggling the challenge of finding at-bats for bench players Matt Carpenter and Marwin González.

“Competition and performance all matters, and goes into more and more opportunities,” Boone said before Saturday’s game. “Those things kind of declare themselves as you keep moving forward.”

.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.