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Athletics' Miguel Andujar: Signs one-year deal
Andujar signed a one-year contract with the Athletics on Friday.
Andujar was claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh on Monday, and he'll get a chance to revive his career by competing for a spot on what projects to be a relatively weak Athletics roster. Andujar batted .250 (21-for-84) with four homers and 18 RBI in 30 games last season.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Miguel Andujar: Lands in Oakland
Oakland claimed Andujar off waivers from Pittsburgh on Monday.
Andujar might be far removed from the 27-home run season he submitted as a rookie with the Yankees in 2018, but he's far from over the hill; he'll turn 29 in March. That said, Andujar hasn't proven to be a big-league caliber hitter since that magical rookie year, as he's slashed just .234/.265/.351 (67 wRC+) in 506 plate appearances in the majors between stops with the Yankees and Pirates over the last five seasons. Oakland will at least present Andujar with as good of a landing spot as any to attempt to revive his career, though it may still take a big spring training for him to crack the Opening Day roster.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Placed on waivers
Andujar was placed on waivers Thursday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Andujar spent most of the 2023 season at Triple-A Indianapolis, though he was decent across 90 plate appearances in Pittsburgh with a .776 OPS. If he goes unclaimed on waivers, Andjuar will be able to elect free agency.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Knocks in three runs Thursday
Andujar went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a stolen base Thursday in an 8-6 victory versus the Cubs.
Andujar made the most of his first start in four days, driving in each of Pittsburgh's first three runs. He finished with three hits for the second time in his past seven games. Andujar has been a big contributor for the Pirates since being called up Sept. 1, slashing .368/.400/.632 with two homers, four doubles, 10 RBI, seven runs and two thefts over 12 contests during that span.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: On bench again Wednesday
Andujar is out of the lineup again Wednesday versus the Cubs.
Andujar has contributed some big hits since joining the Pirates as a Sept. 1 call-up, but the 28-year-old former Yankees prospect continues to be used as only a part-time player. Henry Davis will fill the DH role Wednesday as Bryan Reynolds, Jack Suwinski and Josh Palacios start across the outfield.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Heads to bench Tuesday
Andujar is absent from the lineup Tuesday versus the Cubs.
Andujar boasts a .333/.371/.606 batting line in 35 plate appearances since being called up Sept. 1 from Triple-A Indianapolis, but he has started only two of the Pirates' last six games. Josh Palacios will fill the DH role Tuesday as Bryan Reynolds, Jack Suwinski and Henry Davis canvass the outfield.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Delivers three hits in win
Andujar went 3-for-5 with a double, one RBI and one run scored in Saturday's 8-4 win over Atlanta.
Andujar has gone 7-for-19 (.368) over six games since he was called up Sept. 1. He's now batting .240 over 52 plate appearances this season while tallying three home runs, 11 RBI, five runs scored and three doubles. He may not have an everyday role, but he should frequently be in the lineup versus left-handers.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Hits first homer since call-up
Andujar went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored in Sunday's 6-4 loss against St. Louis.
Andujar made his second consecutive start since being called up from Triple-A Indianapolis and delivered two hits, including a solo shot in the second. Following a 2018 campaign in New York that saw him hit 27 homers, the former top Yankee farmhand has bounced between the majors and minors over much of the past five years with both the Yankees and Pirates. The 28-year-old hit .338 with 16 homers over 103 games for Indianapolis and will look to use the final few weeks of the season as a springboard towards a future permanent big-league role.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Contract selected
The Pirates selected Andujar's contract from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Andujar was taken off the Pirates' 40-man roster back in May but has made his way back on by putting up a .941 OPS with 16 home runs in 103 games this season with Indianapolis. The 28-year-old will provide depth at the corner infield and outfield spots.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Outrighted to Triple-A
Andujar cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis by the Pirates on Tuesday.
Andujar is no longer on the 40-man roster but will remain in the organization. The 28-year-old has a .635 OPS over 22 games with the Pirates dating back to last season.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Designated for assignment
Andujar was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Friday.
Andujar slashed just .161/.212/.387 over his 13 games (33 plate appearances) with Pittsburgh. The 28-year-old former Yankees prospect heads into DFA limbo with a rough .621 OPS spanning his last 400 major-league plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Returns to bench
Andujar is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Rockies.
After starting each of the Pirates' past three games in right field, Andujar will head to the bench while Andrew McCutchen (ankle) makes his return to the lineup. Andujar went just 1-for-12 with a double during his three-game run as a starter and should see sporadic playing time moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Starting in right field
Andujar is starting in right field and batting sixth for the Pirates on Friday versus the Blue Jays.
It's Andujar's fourth start in seven games since being promoted. He's gone 4-for-12 with a pair of home runs in the early going for the Buccos. Connor Joe will take a seat.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Goes deep twice after call-up
Andujar went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a walk and six total RBI across both games of Saturday's doubleheader against Washington.
Andujar was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis Saturday morning and started the first game of the twin bill in right field while batting sixth. He plated the Pirates' first run with a single in the second inning, then broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run shot in the sixth. In Game 2, Andujar came off the bench in the seventh frame and belted a three-run homer in the ninth. He's had limited big-league success since smacking 27 homers and batting .297 for the Yankees in 2018, but Andujar may have earned some additional time on Pittsburgh's big-league roster with his big day Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Contract selected by PIT
Andujar had his contract selected by the Pirates on Saturday.
Andujar will jump right into action as the starting right fielder and No. 6 hitter in the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals. The 28-year-old former Yankees prospect was slashing .284/.364/.500 with three homers and two steals through 99 plate appearances this season with Triple-A Indianapolis, but it's hard to envision him offering steady fantasy production in the bigs.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Moving to minor-league camp
Andujar was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Pirates on Sunday.
The 28-year-old was a solid candidate to make Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster as a non-roster invitee, but he underwhelmed at the plate during spring training with a .195/.244/.366 slash line in 45 plate appearances. Andujar appeared in 36 games between the Yankees and Pirates last season and had a .568 OPS, so he'll likely need to settle on serving as organizational depth.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Outrighted to Triple-A
Andujar cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis by the Pirates on Thursday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
It's a little surprising that Andujar passed through waivers unclaimed, but the Pirates are surely glad he'll stick around in the organization while not occupying a spot on the 40-man roster. The 27-year-old will be in major-league camp as a non-roster invitee.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Designated for assignment
Andujar was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Friday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
As a result of the team bringing in Andrew McCutchen, Andujar was removed from the 40-man roster Friday. The 27-year appeared in 36 games with the Yankees and Pirates in 2022, producing a .235 average with one homer, 17 RBI, 13 runs and four stolen bases over 132 at-bats. Considering the lack of consistent options on Pittsburgh's major-league roster, Andujar will likely get another shot with the Pirates in 2023 if he stays with the organization.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Miguel Andujar: Avoids arbitration
Andujar agreed to a one-year, $1.525 million contract with the Pirates on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Andujar will be looking to revive his career in Pittsburgh after fizzling out with the Yankees. He burst onto the scene and finished as the runner up for AL Rookie of the Year in 2018 (behind Shohei Ohtani), but Andujar went on to post a .581 OPS over the subsequent four seasons. He projects as the Pirates' primary designated hitter at this stage in the offseason.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 211 lbs
|Birthplace: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
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