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Andujar informed Yankees manager Aaron Boone of his desire to be traded Friday after New York optioned the outfielder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, according to reports.
The New York Post reported Andujar's desire to trade since the 2021 season. Boone did not discuss his conversation with Andujar and said that the Yankees had not confirmed these reports. He called the demotion “a result of tough numbers”
Andujar, 27, has played in 12 games with the Yankees' first-place team, including 10 starts in leftfield. Due to injuries, the former top prospect has been an everyday starter in New York for the past two weeks.According to Boone, this has been “a large part of what we have done here.”
Donaldson was activated Friday, however, from the injured roster.To make room on the roster, the Yankees had to deactivate Andujar.
Boone said Saturday that Miggy is a great man. It's difficult to accept that he is a significant part of the work we have done and wants to continue. That's why I can understand it. … He was playing for us regularly. He was a key part of winning our ballgames.”
Andujar's request for trade was first reported Saturday by Hector Gomez (baseball reporter).
Andujar, in his fifth season with the Yankees, is currently batting.268 and has three RBIs in 41 at bats. Andujar started his career as a third-baseman and has since moved to left field to try to get more playing time with the Yankees.
Andujar finished second in the American League Rookie Of The Year 2018 race, batting.297 with 27 runs and 92 RBIs. He was sidelined for most of the 2019 season with a shoulder injury. Since then, he has been unable to keep a spot on the major league roster. He has appeared in only 78 games since the beginning of 2020.