As Yankees GM Brian Cashman assesses his 26-man roster for next season, he’ll most likely take a long, hard look at Miguel Andujar.
Why? Well, where does he truly fit?
He’ll be 25 at the start of the season, and his 2018 campaign that saw him as the runner-up for Rookie of the Year made the Yankees very happy to see him trending in the direction of the other young superstars on their team.
However, after just 12 games in 2019, he was lost for the season, needing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. Andujar has been rehabbing back and should be good for the start of spring training, but it might be too late.
Gio Urshela took over tremendously at third base, Andujar’s position, last season. And the addition of DJ LeMahieu was monumental for this club, as he posted MVP-like numbers and can play all over the infield.
So Cashman will need to figure out if Andujar is worth keeping on the roster, or if he should entertain the phone calls he’s getting about him.