Andujar arrived in spring training in 2018 with high expectations, as the team’s infield had a few positions available.
In his first 19 at-bats in the Grapefruit League, he smashed four home runs and two doubles, instantly making him a fan favorite.
The Yankees weren’t quite ready to give him a starting role, so they acquired Brandon Drury and Neil Walker, two experienced infielders, while Tyler Wade, a minor leaguer with more experience, was on track to get a backup position.
On March 18th, the Yankees sent Andujar down to the minors, but he was already on their radar for the future.
On April 1st, Billy McKinney was placed on the injured list, and Miguel was promptly brought up to replace him as the team’s DH.
He went 0-for-12 in his first three games and had a.107 batting average after seven games before finding his swing.
He had at least one extra-base hit in six straight games beginning on April 13th, and he had at least two hits in five of those six games.
He hit .308 after going 13 for 24 in two games, including 7 doubles, a triple, and 2 home runs.
Against the Blue Jays on April 22, he went 4 for 5 with two doubles in the 6th game, a 5-1 victory.
At exactly the right time, the Yankees were forced to place third baseman Brandon Drury on a lengthy disabled list due to blurred vision and migraine migraines.
Does Miguel Andújar Have Any Kids?
Miguel Andújar has a beautiful daughter called Emma who is 5 years old. Emma was born on July 21, 2017.