As the New York Yankees are just a month away from Spring Training, positions are being called into question and there’s a ton of possible lineup options. This is a good and bad thing for the New York Yankees, as the team is just so stacked that they don’t know who’s going to play where.
It was reported by NJ.com’s Randy Miller that Aaron Boone told Miguel Andujar that he’ll have to learn how to play first base and left field in Spring Training because the Yankees expect Gio Urshela to be the primary third basemen.
After showing off a highlight reel of defensive plays last season, Urshela also showed he can do damage at the plate. He batted .314 with 21 home runs and 74 runs batted in.
There have also been talks that if Andujar can’t find a position, he’ll find himself back in Triple-A with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders. Luke Voit is expected to be the main first basemen so anywhere that Andujar is looking to play, he’s going to have competition for a spot.
Personally, I think the Yankees should keep him on the roster as a great bat off the bench and he’s a strong hitter to fill a DH role. He’s never going to be a gold glove fielder and Urshela will always have that over him, but if he’s swinging it well, there’s no reason to not have him in the lineup on a consistent basis.
Andujar missed all of last season after deciding to get season-ending surgery which allowed Urshela to show off at third. in 2018, Andujar finished second in Rookie of the Year voting where he batted .297 with 27 home runs.