Miguel Andujar is making as strong of a case as possible for the starting third base job in the Bronx. In Thursday’s action against the Phillies, the 22-year-old hit his third and fourth home runs of the spring.
Jump on the hype train @Yankees fans, @MAndujarPapa has two homers today and four in #SpringTraining. pic.twitter.com/8mTjEEvJbR
— MLB (@MLB) March 1, 2018
Andujar is slashing a ridiculous .462/.462/1.462 to go along with those four bombs.
“He knows he is competing for something,” Brian Cashman said Tuesday. “We have high hopes for him. He has already opened eyes, not with this camp, but … what he has done in his career. Competition is always good … because it brings out the best in people. When it doesn’t, it’s a learning experience for those that don’t adjust well to that competition and a chance to regroup and think through what went down and how it went down so the next opportunity they have can change the narrative.”
His main competition at third, newly acquired Brandon Drury, is not going down without a fight, however. He smacked his first home run of the spring to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead in the fifth.
The battle for the hot corner is heating up.
Miguel Andujar hits two homers, then Brandon Drury decides to hit one, too. #Yankees pic.twitter.com/6W1Bv6zO7p
— Tom Hanslin (@TomHanslin) March 1, 2018