UPDATE (3:05 p.m. EDT): The team officially announced that Matt Holliday is heading to the disabled list with a viral infection. That clears an active roster spot for Miguel Andújar.
In the same announcement, the team also said that DFA’d first baseman Chris Carter had accepted his outright assignment to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Carter, in effect, replaces Andújar on the RailRiders’ roster.
After earning his promotion from AA Trenton to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Yankees No. 9 prospect Miguel Andújar is headed to The Show. There are no reports on a counter-move, but Andújar himself tweeted from an airplane confirming his call-up.
Matt Holliday has not played since June 24 because of a debilitating allergic reaction. The most logical move would be to place him on the disabled list, retroactive to June 24. The Yankees were forced to promote No. 11 prospect Tyler Wade yesterday because of an injury to Starlin Castro.
Andújar’s hitting prowess prompted an invitation to Major League Spring Training, where he slashed .250/.276/.393 in 16 games. He started 2017 with AA Trenton Thunder, where he led the Eastern League with 52 RBIs at the time of his promotion to AAA. He continued to impress upon arrival in the International League, where he slashed .308/.379/.462 in seven games.
Overall, his minor league slash of .312/.346/.491 with eight home runs and 54 RBIs makes the Yankees hope he can jumpstart their offense. With Chase Headley hitting .353 in his last 10 games, Andújar is not taking over the third base job. Andújar’s glove-work is also a bit shaky, as he has committed 11 errors so far in the minor leagues.
This is a developing story. Please stay tuned for updates as they come in.