March 7, 2021

Yankees pleased with how Miguel Andujar is viewing potential new role (New York Post)


TAMPA — Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been impressed with Miguel Andujar’s attitude about possibly being used as a utility player — playing first base and left field, in addition to third base.

“His openness to do it is one of the things that we liked,’’ Boone said. “When we first broached the subject with him, he was excited about it and even told us he had started to do some things on his own. I feel like he has the athletic ability to do it. To be able to move around and hopefully add to his versatility. And with the quality and the depth of our roster, it could be something that’s important not only for him, but potentially for us, too.’’

And Boone said he isn’t concerned about Gleyber Torres going from second base back to shortstop.

“He’s kind of handled everything that’s been thrown his way and then some,’’ Boone said. “I think the only thing he has left now to do is show that he’s capable of being an everyday shortstop for an entire season. We know he can handle it, but now it’s just going and doing the routine all the time. I’m confident he’ll take that next step.”

Miguel Andujar
Miguel AndujarCharles Wenzelberg

Boone said he…

Read “Yankees pleased with how Miguel Andujar is viewing potential new role” at New York Post