The moment has come, and there is no surprise about this report. New York Yankees outfielder Miguel Andújar, frustrated by a lack of consistent playing time, has informed manager Aaron Boone that he wants to be traded to another team.
Andújar, 27, has played in just 12 games this season as he has been shuttled back and forth between Triple-A and the majors and, over that span has batted .268/.279/.317 with no home runs in 41 at-bats. Andújar, on Friday, was optioned back to the minors again.
We can’t blame Andujar for feeling this way. Andujar should showcase his talent in another organization. He was too talented to go to waste. My biggest concern about Andujar is his durability. Other than that, he has the potential to be an All-Star if he is allowed to shine, and being with the Yankees is not the answer. I’m accustomed to seeing players get better after they leave the Yankees or get traded away from the Yankees (Nathan Eovaldi, Eduardo Nuñez, etc.). Not everyone can play in New York and deal with the New York media.
I’m rooting for Andujar to get better as a player with another franchise.
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