And while Luke Voit will be back soon – likely no later than Tuesday, when the Yankees open a road trip to Tampa Bay – he’s not alone at Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre in terms of players than the Yankees. might seek temporary help. .
Miguel Andujar, whose shoulder injury in 2019 opened the door to Urshela’s emergence on third base, is in good health and has looked good at home plate in the first three games at SWB.
Perhaps just as revealing, he moved from left field to third base in the SWB game in Syracuse on Thursday night after starting his first two games in left field. He replaced regular third baseman Kyle Holder, who could also be used to replace Urshela. The Yankees only have 39 players on their 40-man roster due to a few 60-day IL stints, so Holder isn’t around isn’t a problem.
Andujar, after being sidelined with carpal tunnel syndrome in his right wrist during spring training, returned to the Yankees’ alternate site in Scranton, where he worked at first base, third base. and to the left.
Still, there was no real role for him with the Yankees. A stint in IL for Urshela could change that, especially after Andujar started the minor league season going 6 for 15 with three homers.
As for Ford, the Yankees had hoped his left-handed power and plate discipline would give them an option at first base after losing Rougned Odor to a sprained knee – which brought DJ LeMahieu back to second.
But Ford has been unproductive and untouched in his last 17 appearances at plate, with two goals and seven strikeouts.
Sees loss to knee surgery during spring training was expected to have an impact on the Yankees, but it was felt more than they could have imagined after trying to fill in. the job with Jay Bruce – who retired after a bad start at home plate – and now Ford.
Aaron Boone has said repeatedly that the Yankees don’t want to rush Sees back. Voir has only played two games at SWB – and only started one game at first base.
The Yankees host the national championships for three games starting Friday night, and starting Thursday, they had to go through that series without calling on a Voit or Andujar. But that was before Urshela was injured.
And they have so far opted for an odorless short bench, replacing it on the list with right-handed pitcher Albert Abreu. Boone said at the time, however, that the roster’s configuration would be reviewed daily.