Aaron Boone expects to have his first look at his new Yankees team when he heads to Tampa next month — and he’ll be keeping a close eye on the infield.
With less than two months left before spring training, the Yankees still have Miguel Andujar and Gio Urshela slated to battle for third base, with Gleyber Torres moving from second to shortstop to replace Didi Gregorius.
“[Andujar] is doing really well,’’ Boone said Friday at Yankee Stadium, where he was on hand to do the pregame coin toss prior to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl that saw Michigan State top Wake Forest, 27-21. “I expect him to be ready to go for spring training.’’
Andujar is coming off shoulder surgery that cost him most of this past season and general manager Brian Cashman said last month that third base was Urshela’s “position to lose.’’
The 24-year-old Andujar has also been the subject of several trade inquiries, but he could easily remain with the Yankees until he proves he’s fully healthy and rebuilds his value on the market — and because Urshela faltered down the stretch.