The New York Yankees will reportedly call up their best third base prospect, Miguel Andujar, as injuries to the lineup and more mount up.
Miguel Andujar has become a popular name in the New York Yankees farm system and according to the Dominican Prospect League and Matt Kardos of Pinstriped Prospects, he is on his way to Chicago to join the Major League squad.
The 22-year-old is rated by MLB Pipeline as New York’s ninth-best prospect and best third-base prospect on the farm (seventh-best 3B prospect in all of baseball). Andujar has played in just seven games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and has gone 8-for-26 (.308) after hitting seven homers in 67 games for Double-A Trenton. Overall, he is slashing .312/.346/.491 with eight homers.
Although the youngster doesn’t have the ideal Triple-A experience, there is no corresponding 40-man move needed, as Andujar was added to the 40-man on November 18, 2016. Nonetheless, a corresponding 25-man roster move must be done.
Putting Matt Holliday (illness/fatigue) on the disabled list is a likely possibility, as his health has not improved following tests in New York on Monday. The team had listed the DL a likelihood if improvement is not seen, so that could be the case here. If not, then Rob Refnsyder may catch yet another ride on the Scranton shuttle.
If that is the case, Andujar may see some starts as the designated hitter while Holliday is out or could find himself manning the hot corner if Chase Headley goes back to slumping.