Miguel Andujar is staying positive about his injury
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Miguel Andujar’s injury is a big blow for the New York Yankees, but that is not stopping him from staying positive about the future. 

Dom Renna

The initial prognosis for Miguel Andujar’s shoulder injury was not great for the New York Yankees. Despite what the road ahead has in store for him, he’s choosing to stay positive.

Talking to The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler, Andujar had nothing but good thoughts when talking about the injury prior to the Yankees game against Detroit Tuesday.

Andujar talked about how the results of the testing “came back with good results” and how he still has strength serves for some cautious optimism. The best news about it is how he is still able to do “physical activity” as Adler says.

The injury occurred in the Yankees series finale vs. Baltimore when Andujar dove back into third on a pickoff play. Andujar stayed in the game and later scored in the inning, only to be surprisingly out of the lineup prior to Monday’s game.

Currently the 24-year-old sits on the 10-day injured list, but of course, the injury has the potential to become a season-ending one. It would be fantastic news if the rehab works and we end up seeing Andujar back in the Yankees’ lineup at some point this season.

In the meantime, DJ LeMahieu will get the majority of the reps at third with Tyler Wade serving as the backup. Greg Bird is taking reps at third just in case the Yankees need him to fill in there should more injuries occur even though the Yankees asked him to start taking reps there before the Andujar injury happened.

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Dominick is a graduate of Canisius College. He has covered the Rangers for the last seven seasons and the Yankees for the last four.