May 12, 2021

Miguel Andujar accepting a versatile Yankees role (New York Post)



TAMPA — Miguel Andujar is becoming a man of many gloves and positions.

That’s fine with him. Anything to get more at-bats.

In spring training, not all the key action takes place in games. One important ingredient to the Yankees’ ultimate success this season was taking place Monday on a back field located behind George M. Steinbrenner Field.

There Andujar began the morning taking fly balls in right field.

Then, after a long round of batting practice, it was time to switch to an infielder’s glove and grab ground balls at third, the position where he played 136 games in 2018. He also worked with DJ LeMahieu on slow rollers at third.

The relentless LeMahieu is the Yankees second baseman, but continues to keep his third-base skills sharp. He proved to be a good workout buddy for Andujar as well.

Then it was time for another glove change, this time a first baseman’s mitt, and Andujar put in extensive work at first base.

He took ground balls, throws from across the diamond and then it was time to place a coach about 6 feet off the bag at second base. The coach repeatedly fired short, one-hop throws to first base that Andujar had to scoop out of the dirt, first…

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