BaseballYankees Hot Corner – Shut Andujar down by Chris Passarelli May 15, 2019 I was looking for a ‘Shut It Down’ compilation exclusively of Jon Taffer, but this will have to do. Anyhow, Miguel Andujar needs to be shut down for the season and get healthy for next season. He is back on the IL and after the Yankees signed Kendrys Morales this week it almost guaranteed that Andujar will be out long term.It’s understandable that the Yankees haven’t officially ruled out Andujar yet, as they don’t want to lose leverage in any trade they may need to make, but the longer they wait to get the surgery done, the longer the rehab will be for Andujar. Andujar has a torn labrum and although he’s said in the past that it hasn’t affected his swing, he clearly looked uncomfortable at the plate.Andujar is a fantastic player and will be a key cog for the Yankees in the future but he needs to shut it down this year and try again next year. He’s still very young and shoulder surgery isn’t as daunting as it used to be. Add that to the growing list of Yankees showing their stuff (Gio Urshela, Thiaro Estrada) and Andujar is at least replaceable in the short term.Urshela will most likely never produce the way Andujar can (unless he’s truly a diamond in the rough) but he is a better defender at third base and he can more than handle his own with the bat. Miguel Andujar will be missed but he needs to get better before it gets worse. Would you rather have him for all next year if he’s shut down now, or keep playing this song and dance? Post Views: 691The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsChris PassarelliFootball Editor - Hockey Editor - New York Islanders Lead Writer - New York Lizards Lead Writer - UConn Football Lead WriterLatest posts by Chris Passarelli (see all) NFL Network to Premiere ‘The Top 100 Players of 2020’ on July 26 - July 22, 2020 The ‘Toilet Bowl’ may be coming to Western New York - July 16, 2020 Bigger is Better; SoFi Stadium Completes Largest Videoboard in Sports - July 1, 2020 Smoltz, Vrabel and Brown talk American Century Championship and Everything in Between - June 30, 2020 Related TopicsGio UrshelaMiguel AndujarNew York Yankees Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Edwin Espinal’s Walk-Off Grand Slam Wins It For Patriots Did Cashman find another steal in trade for Kendrys Morales?