The Yankees have lived without the version of Miguel Andujar they came to depend upon a year ago, as the third baseman has been unable to produce since returning from a torn labrum.
They soon may be without him at all the rest of the season.
Andujar underwent another MRI exam on his right shoulder which was “about identical” to the one following his original injury, manager Aaron Boone said on Tuesday.
“The small labrum tear is still there, it hasn’t changed at all,’’ Boone said before the Yankees’ game against the Orioles in The Bronx was postponed by rain. “The rest of the shoulder is pretty good and stable. I think over the next 24 hours, he’s gonna have those conversations with his family and with us to figure out the best course of action: whether to go down the road of surgery or whether to continue to rehab. These will be the decisions made over the next 24 hours.”
Boone added that a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection is not an option for the 24-year-old Andujar — who was just 3-for-34 with no extra-base hits, one walk and nine strikeouts in nine games since coming off the injured list for the first time. Never a strong fielder, Andujar didn’t look good in limited action at third. He was put back on the 10-day IL on Monday, and there’s no telling when he might return.