March 5, 2021

Yankees’ Miguel Andujar experiment entering crucial phase (New York Post)

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Miguel Andujar wore a white shirt bearing the Nike logo and slogan “Just Do It” in red print while he stood in front of a locker during Sunday’s Yankees-Rays game at Charlotte Sports Park.

That slogan fits what Andujar is facing this spring training — learning two new positions — after playing in just a dozen games last season following right shoulder surgery.

Thanks to a stellar 2019 at the plate, which was a surprise, and at third base, which wasn’t, Gio Urshela opened camp in the favorable position of having the starting third-base job his to lose.

With Andujar healed and memories of his terrific 2018 rookie season when he hit .297 with 27 homers, 92 RBIs, posted a .855 OPS and finished second in the AL Rookie of the Year race still fresh, the Yankees are attempting to find other positions for him to play.

Hence, he has been working at third, in the outfield and first base in the early days of camp to become more versatile, which would allow the Yankees to get his lethal bat in the lineup more often.

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Andujar started at third Sunday and will play third Tuesday against the Blue Jays in Dunedin. There is a…

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