Despite an injury-plagued year in 2019, it seems as if many teams are still lining up to possibly land Miguel Andujar in a deal with the Yankees.
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman mentioned on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN on Wednesday that he is definitely getting a lot of interest from other teams on Miguel Andujar, which is not surprising, to say the least.
“I’m definitely getting a lot of interest in Miguel Andujar while I’m sitting down here.” Cashman said. “I’ve got clubs asking me, ‘What are you going to do with him? We’d have an interest in him. Mark us down.”
Before anyone pulls the trigger and decides Andujar should be gone from the Yankees after an injury-plagued 2019 season, you have to remember how dominant he was in 2018 when he was runner up for the AL Rookie of the Year award. He batted .297 with 27 home runs and a .855 OPS. His defense was very disappointing, but he made up for it with his electric bat.
The third baseman only played in 12 games last season after needing season-ending surgery for a torn right rotator cuff, but he is already getting back to action and preparing to come back stronger than ever for the 2020 season.
Due to the rise of Gio Urshela at third base, the Yankees have been thinking of an idea to use Andujar as a multi-use player and try him out around the diamond since he wasn’t all that good defensively at third base anyway.
Honestly, I would be shocked if the Yankees did in fact trade Miggy this offseason with his current value being probably lower than it ever has been. The Yankees will likely still listen to offers from other teams and could pull the trigger if they like a deal that gives them a solid return.