Season-Ending Surgery For Miguel Andujar A Possibility

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By WFAN.com

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 suffered the shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to the Orioles when he slid back into third base following a pickoff attempt.

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His injury wasn't the only bad news the Yankees received Monday. Slugger Giancarlo Stanton was also was placed on the 10-day injured list with a biceps strain. Boone is hopeful he will return later this month.

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.