Miguel Andújar’s story with the New York Yankees is a pretty bumpy one: His career in MLB started with a ‘boom’ in 2018where he came second in the vote for the American League Rookie of the Year with great numbers, but what was predicted as a great career ended up being sidetracked thanks to injuries, which led him to play a secondary role in the organization in recent years, rising and moving down from Triple A to the Majors.
Andújar himself had asked to be traded midway through the year, with the Yankees denying his wish, but it looks like he’ll finally be able to look elsewhere for greener pastures, as the team just announced that Miguel Andújar has been designated for assignment for make room on the 40-man roster for reliever Zack Britton, who is coming back from a Tommy John.
When a player is placed on assignment, he is placed on waivers where any team can claim him and add him to their roster within 10 days. If this period expires and no team adds him to their 40-man roster, the player has the option to request his release or return to the minor leagues.
This season, Andújar hit .229/.250/.281 with one home run, 8 RBIs in 27 games, where he had 100 plate appearances.