Miguel Andujar

Time for Miguel Andujar to show Yankees they never needed Machado, Arenado

Time for Miguel Andujar to show Yankees they never needed Machado, Arenado

LAKELAND — He’s the Yankees’ third baseman — for the near future, at least.

Last year, as Miguel Andujar was posting a solid rookie season, he had to listen to nonstop rumors about the Yankees potentially signing Manny Machado to replace him. After the Bronx Bombers passed on Machado, who signed with the Padres earlier this month, Andujar then heard the rumors that the Yankees were waiting on superstar Nolan Arenado next offseason, all despite finishing second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting.

Now that Arenado and Rockies agreed to an extension Tuesday, it looks like Andujar has more time to prove he can be the third baseman of the future.

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