Miguel Andújar

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Miguel Andújar
Miguel Andújar.jpg
Miguel Andújar with the Yankees in 2018
New York Yankees – No. 41
Third baseman
Born: (1995-03-02) March 2, 1995 (age 23)
San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 28, 2017, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
(through September 27, 2018)
Batting average .300
Home runs 27
Runs batted in 94
Teams

Miguel Enrique Andújar (born March 2, 1995) is a Dominican professional baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2017.

Early life[edit]

Andújar was born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic.

Career[edit]

Minor leagues[edit]

Andújar signed with the New York Yankees as an international free agent in July 2011.[1] He made his professional debut in 2012 with the Gulf Coast Yankees. He played the 2013 season for the Gulf Coast Yankees 2 and the 2014 season for the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class A South Atlantic League. In 2015, Andújar played for the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League. He started 2016 with Tampa before being promoted to the Trenton Thunder of the Class AA Eastern League.[2][3] After the 2016 season he played in the Arizona Fall League.[4] The Yankees added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[5] Andújar began the 2017 season with Trenton, and he batted .312 with seven home runs and 52 runs batted in (RBIs), which were leading the Eastern League, through 67 games. Following a season-ending injury to Gleyber Torres in June, he was promoted to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the Class AAA International League.[6]

2017[edit]

After playing in seven games with the RailRiders, the Yankees promoted Andújar to the major leagues on June 28, when Matt Holliday, the Yankees designated hitter, went on the disabled list.[7] He made his major league debut as the Yankees' designated hitter that day against the Chicago White Sox, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a walk, breaking the Yankees' record for most RBIs in a player's first game.[8] The next day, the Yankees sent him back down to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, so that he could continue to play every game as a third baseman.[9] Following the conclusion of the RailRiders' season, where Andujar had batted .317 with nine home runs and 30 RBIs in 58 games, the Yankees promoted him to the major leagues on September 16.[10]

2018[edit]

Andújar baserunning in 2018

Andújar began the 2018 season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but was promoted to the major leagues on April 1 after an injury to Billy McKinney.[11] He hit his first major league home run on April 17. On April 23, 2018, Andújar hit a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins, marking his 7th consecutive game with an extra base hit. Andújar joined Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle as the only Yankees to ever have 7 consecutive games with an extra base hit under the age of 24. On May 4, Andujar hit his first career walk-off, an RBI single to secure a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians.[12] On June 5, he hit his first major league grand slam. On September 29, Andujar hit his 45th double of the season, breaking the Yankees' record for most doubles by a rookie, previously held by Joe DiMaggio.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RiverDogs' Andujar flashes power stroke". MiLB.com. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Miguel Andujar makes jump to Double-A; Kyle Higashioka returns with hot bat". The Trentonian. June 14, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "Miguel Andujar, Chance Adams arrive to bolster Thunder". NJ.com. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  4. ^ King III, George A. (October 21, 2016). "Yankees' rising prospect putting Chase Headley on notice already". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "Yankees add six prospects to 40-man roster". MLB.com. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  6. ^ timesleader (June 24, 2017). "RailRiders Weekend Feature: Miguel Andujar adapting well to Triple-A". Times Leader. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Yankees call up third-base prospect Miguel Andujar". Newsday. February 24, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Miguel Andujar sets Yankees record with 4 RBIs". Major League Baseball. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  9. ^ Boland, Erik (June 29, 2017). "Yankees bring back Chris Carter, send Miguel Andujar back to Triple-A". Newsday. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  10. ^ Kuty, Brendan (September 16, 2017). "How the Yankees will use the intriguing Miguel Andujar". NJ.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  11. ^ https://nypost.com/2018/04/01/how-yankees-are-trying-to-squeeze-miguel-andujar-into-majors/
  12. ^ "Miguel Andujar walks off as Yankees win 7-6 over Indians". ESPN. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  13. ^ Martin, Dan (29 September 2018). "Miguel Andujar unseats Joe DiMaggio in Yankees record book". New York Post (September 29). New York Post. Retrieved 30 September 2018.

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