Miguel Andujar He requested a trade from the New York Yankees after he was demoted to a minor, according to multiple reports.
Andujar informed Yankees coach Aaron Boone of his desire to trade on Friday after the New York defender picked the Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, according to reports.
The New York Post reports Andugar has been looking for a trade since the end of the 2021 season. The Yankees would not confirm the reports, and Boone would not elaborate on his discussion with Andugar, describing the demotion as the result of a “difficult numbers game.”
Andugar, 27, has made 12 appearances this season for the first-placed Yankees, including 10 starts on the left field. The former prospect has been a daily player for New York for the past two weeks due to injuries to him Giancarlo Stanton And the Josh Donaldson According to Boone, it was “a big part of what we did here.”
But Donaldson was revitalized from the injured roster on Friday and Stanton returned on Saturday, forcing the Yankees to demote Andugar to create roster space.
“Meiji is a great guy,” Boone told reporters on Saturday. “This is a difficult choice, understanding that it is a big part of what we did here, and he definitely wants me to be here. So I understand that this is a difficult choice. … He was playing regularly for us. It was part of winning the ball games.”
Trade request was Andujar first mentioned Saturday by baseball reporter Hector Gomez.
Andujar hits 0.268 with three RBIs in 41 at-bats this season, his fifth with the Yankees. Having started his career as the third base captain, Andugar has moved to the left field over the past few seasons in an effort to earn more consistent playing time for the Yankees.
Andujar was a runner-up in the MLS Rookie of the Year in 2018, hitting 0.297 with 27 home runs and 92 RBI. But he missed most of the 2019 season with a shoulder injury and has struggled to secure a spot on the Major League roster ever since, appearing in just 78 games for the Yankees since the start of the 2020 season.