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Yankees’ Miguel Andujar to have season-ending shoulder surgery

UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

In this March 31, 2019 photo, New York Yankees’ Miguel Andujar throws to first base during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York. (Seth Wenig / Associated Press)
In this March 31, 2019 photo, New York Yankees’ Miguel Andujar throws to first base during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York. (Seth Wenig / Associated Press)
Associated Press

NEW YORK – Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar will have season-ending surgery to repair a small labrum tear in his right shoulder.

New York announced the decision Wednesday night during the second game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles.

Andujar, last year’s AL Rookie of the Year runner-up, initially was sidelined by the injury from April 1 to May 3 and struggled mightily in his return.

After going 6 for 47 with no extra-base hits, he went back on the injured list Monday. Manager Aaron Boone had said Andujar was discussing a possible operation with the team and his family.

Yankees head team physician Christopher Ahmad will perform the surgery Monday at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

The 24-year-old Andujar was a major factor in the Yankees’ run to a playoff spot last season, hitting .297 with 27 home runs and 92 RBIs.

Minus Andujar this season, the Yankees have relied on Gio Urshela at third base.

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