On Thursday, Andujar was set to commission by Yankeespart of a series of movements.
Veteran left-wing detective Zach Britton has been activated from the 60-day hit list and is back on manager Aaron Boone’s team against Boston Red Sox At Yankee Stadium, after a lengthy rehabilitation from Tommy John’s surgery.
The Yankees are left-handed Andy Peralta In 10 Days IL due to a back problem, he hopes to return to the final series of the regular season.
Britton will be hoping to get back into shape during the final two weeks of the regular season, in preparation for being a post-season contributor to an inconsistent Pulp game that currently doesn’t have the closest one.
During the rehab assignment, Britton said his signature diver is “really moving.” Its speed has decreased, but that is partly by design as it climbs.
“I’m not worried about it,” Britton said on court.
‘The reason why I kind of pushed things around is because I want to make an offer this year for this team and help them win. ‘No other reason,’ said Britton, a free agent after this season.
Someone from the 40-man roster had to be moved to make way for Britton’s return, and a right-handed hit on Andujar was the odd man out.
Andujar, 27, requested the trade earlier this year, during another season of hopping between Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and the Bronx, but there wasn’t a long stay at the majors.
Andujar made $1.3 million this year and is out of options after 2022, and was a candidate to bid in November.
In 27 games this season (100 games), Andugar has won 229 games with one Homer, eight RBI and 0.531 OPS.
Despite sending it up and down, Andujar did well in Triple-A, hitting .285 with 13 homers, 51 RBI and .81 OPS in 277 at-bats.
But injuries, poor performance stretches and roster issues mostly conspired to keep Andujar in the minor beyond 2018, when he hit 0.297 in 149 games, with 47 doubles, 27 players and 92 RBI.
Since that season, when he set the Yankees’ junior season’s record in doubles (overtaking Joe Dimaggio’s mark), Andujar has played in just 103 games for the Yanks, hitting .228 with eight wrecks, 26 RBI and .573 OPS.
Early in the 2019 season, Andujar suffered a right cleft tear that required end-of-season surgery and hasn’t been the same since.
Andujar’s defensive problems as a third baseman, and the Yankees’ roster formations, led him to change his position to left field, where he performed well.
This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Yankees DFA Miguel Andujar, add Zack Britton to the list