The news came out last Wednesday during the Yankees' doubleheader at home against the Baltimore Orioles, where New York swept their way to victory. Andujar was the runner-up in the American League Rookie of the Year voting last season, but was sidelined from April 1st to May 3rd with the injury. After returning, he went just 3-for-34 with no extra-base hits, and was clearly still hampered by this injury.
The 24-year-old is coming off a 2018 season that saw him hit .297 with 27 home runs and 92 RBIs. He was a key component to the Yankees' run to the Postseason, which ended with a loss to the Boston Red Sox in the American League Divisional Series. While he sits, Gio Urshela is expected to get a lot more reps at third base, as he already was, while the addition of Kendrys Morales also adds more pop on the offensive end.