Following last night’s game, the @Yankees optioned INF/OF Miguel Andújar to the Alternate Site.— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) August 20, 2020
Prior to today’s game, the Yankees recalled RHP Ben Heller and RHP Miguel Yajure (#89) from the Alternate Site & placed LHP Zack Britton on the 10-day IL with a left hamstring strain
Following last night’s rough outing, Aaron Boone told the media that Zack Britton was hurt. This morning, the lefty reliever was placed on the injured list with a hamstring strain and will undergo (or already has undergone) an MRI. Ben Heller will replace him in the bullpen. It’s an unfortunate blow to a bullpen that had just regained Aroldis Chapman. Britton, who has a 2.00 ERA and 2.48 FIP, was 8-for-8 in save opportunities during Chapman’s absence. His lone blemishes are a pair of losses at the hands of the Rays, including yesterday.
Additionally, the Yankees sent Miguel Andújar back to the Alternate Site in Scranton. He just hasn’t gotten things rolling in sporadic opportunities with the Bombers this season. He was 2-for-21 with no extra base hits and one walk. Unfortunately, his is shaping up to be another lost season for Miggy, who’s returning from shoulder surgery.
Miguel Yajure is up in place of Andújar. He’s a 22 year-old righty who’s hardly pitched about High-A Tampa, but has excellent minor league numbers. He threw 138 2/3 innings (only 11 of those in Double-A Trenton) last year and had a 2.14 ERA and 2.65 FIP. MLB Pipeline ranks him the organization’s 15th-best prospect.