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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Rival teams reportedly believe Yankees eager to trade Miguel Andujar

Miguel Andujar

The New York Yankees may be making one of the league’s top rookies available for trade.

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, rival teams believe the Yankees are eager to trade third baseman Miguel Andujar, last year’s runner-up for AL Rookie of the Year. Andujar’s poor defense at third base may be a motivating factor in that thinking.

It’s not clear how aggressive the Yankees are being, or how much interest Andujar is drawing. It figures, however, that a 23-year-old coming off a 27-home run season would intrigue a lot of teams, even if his defense is suspect. In fact, he lists the San Diego Padres as one potentially interested party.

Andujar hit .297 with power, though he didn’t walk much. He also tallied an impressive 47 doubles.

This is not the first time we’ve heard about this. He’s been floated as a possible return in a J.T. Realmuto trade, and also as evidence that the Yankees are serious about pursuing Manny Machado in free agency.

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