The New York Yankees have put the center fielder Aaron Hicks on the paternity list, because he is expecting his first child with fiancée Cheyenne Woods. To fill the void, they called up the infielder/outfielder Miguel Andujar de Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
“Yankees call Miguel Andujar with Aaron Hicks on paternity list”. – @ New York Post
Cheyenne Woods, a professional golfer and the half-niece of Tiger Woods, revealed on Instagram in February that she and her fiancé Aaron Hicks are expecting a baby.
“Surprise! 2022 is about to be a big year. 💙” – @ Cheyenne Woods
Miguel Andujar will get another chance with the New York Yankees, at least in the short term. On Tuesday, the Dominican outfielder/third baseman was promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Andujar got off to a strong start in Triple-A, hitting .347 with three home runs and six RBIs in 13 games. He started six Triple-A games in left field with no errors and five at third base with two errors.
Andujar, 27, had a breakout rookie season in 2018, hitting .297 with 47 doubles, 27 home runs and 92 RBIs in 149 at-bats. Since then, he has dealt with many ailments and problems, forcing him to return to Triple-A. In 78 games as a major league player from 2019 to 2021, he hit .228 with seven home runs and 18 RBIs.
On Tuesday night, Andujar will wear a uniform for the New York Yankees’ series opener at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.
Highlights of Miguel Andújar’s career with the New York Yankees
In 2017, Andújar made his major league debut as designated hitter for the New York Yankees, going three for four with four RBIs and a walk, setting the franchise record for most RBIs in a first game.
Andújar hit a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins on April 23, 2018, making it his seventh straight game with an extra-base hit. Andujar joins Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle as the only Yankees under 24 to have seven consecutive games with an extra-base hit in a season.
Andujar’s first career hit, an RBI single, secured a 7–6 victory over the Cleveland Indians (now the Guardians) on May 4, 2018.
He won his first major league grand slam on June 5, 2018.
On September 29, 2018, Andújar hit his 45th double of the season, tying Joe DiMaggio for the most doubles by a rookie in New York Yankees history.
With the Yankees, he hit .297/.328/.527 while seeing the fewest fastballs of any MLB hitter.
During the voting for the Rookie of the Year Award, he came in second place behind Shohei Ohtani.
Andujar avoided salary arbitration by signing a $1.3 million contract with the Yankees on March 22, 2022.
Edited by Jodi Whisenhunt