The Yankees may be without their budding star of a third basemen for the rest of the season.
Miguel Andujar has a small tear in his right labrum, and season-ending surgery is a possibility, manager Aaron Boone said Monday night.
At this point, however, the Yankees are optimistic Andujar can avoid surgery.
"We’re going to treat it conservatively for a couple weeks and see how it responds to it," Boone said. "Then, at that point, make a decision."
Andujar, 24, is hitting .231 (3-for-13) with an RBI so far this season. Last year, he batted .297 with 27 homers and 92 RBIs and finished second in American League Rookie of the Year voting.
DJ LeMahieu will fill in for Andujar at third base. Tyler Wade was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre when the Andujar injury was announced, shortly after Clint Frazier was also brought up to take Stanton's spot on the roster.