Prior to Friday’s game against the Nationals, the Yankees recalled third baseman/outfielder Miguel Andújar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and optioned right-hander Albert Abreu to Triple-A.
The move to recall Andújar comes after third baseman Gio Urshela exited Thursday’s 7-4 loss to the Astros with a knee injury sustained on a diving stop in the eighth inning. Urshela is expected to undergo an MRI.
Andújar finished second to Angels’ two-way star Shohei Ohtani in the 2018 American League Rookie of the Year Award voting (Gleyber Torres was third) after hitting .297 with 27 homers, 47 doubles, 92 RBIs and an .855 OPS over 149 games.
However, Andújar underwent season-ending right shoulder surgery early in the 2019 campaign, and Urshela subsequently emerged as the Yankees’ starting third baseman.
Andújar played just 33 games for New York across 2019-20 and hit .193 with one homer and a .476 OPS. He opened 2021 on the injured list due to a right hand issue before being activated and sent to the alternate training site on April 25.