Miguel Andujar’s yo-yo-like season between the Yankees and their alternate site isn’t sitting well with his agent.
Andujar had finally gotten hot during his most recent call-up — hitting 11-for-31 (.355) with a .975 OPS since Sept. 4 — but he was still optioned to the alternate site Tuesday when the Yankees needed roster spots with Gio Urshela, Giancarlo Stanton and Jonathan Loaisiga coming off the injured list.
“Miguel is the first one sent down and never the first one brought back up,” Ulises Cabrera, Andujar’s agent, told The Athletic on Wednesday.
Tyler Wade and Thairo Estrada remained on the major league roster Tuesday as the Yankees needed depth at shortstop with Gleyber Torres tending to a left quad issue. But Estrada was also optioned after the game to make room for Aaron Judge’s return.
“Miguel was playing well and I don’t disagree he belongs in the big leagues,” general manager Brian Cashman told The Athletic. “Unfortunately we have a 28-man roster and we needed the middle infield protection.
“Miguel’s a very talented player and it doesn’t make it any easier, but some guys don’t belong down there more than others.”