Yankees Giving Another Shot To Former Rookie of the Year Runner-Up

When Josh Donaldson called in with Covid symptoms Monday morning, it left the door open for the return to New York of a familiar face in Miguel Andujar. 

Donaldson has now been placed on the Covid IL. 

Andujar played two games earlier in the season for the Yankees, but hasn't been a full-time regular since his rookie season in 2018. That year, Andujar blasted 27 homers with 92 RBIs in his first season, finishing 2nd in Rookie of the Year voting. 

Last season, Andujar got in 45 games in pinstripes, but managed only a .253 average with 6 HR and 12 RBIs. 

At Scranton Wilkes-Barre this year at Triple-A, the 27-year-old posted a .289 average with a .780 OPS, along with 4 homers and 10 RBIs. 

DJ LeMahieu has started 20 games at third base this season, so how much run Andujar gets remains to be seen. 

Donaldson had started 24 games for the Yankees at the hot corner and 12 at DH. He's hitting .238 with 5 HR and 15 RBIs. He was also at the center of a storm that led to two bench-clearing incidents with the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

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