The next couple of weeks will prove to be pivotal for Miguel Andujar.
After a MRI on Monday revealed a partially torn right labrum for the Yankees third baseman, one potential option to address the injury was season-ending surgery. But Tuesday, Andujar expressed optimism he will simply be able to rehab the injury and avoid such a procedure.
Miguel Andujar remains positive he can avoid surgery. Said he still has good strength in his shoulder and doesn't want to get too far ahead of himself. For now it's physical therapy and see how he responds.- Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) April 2, 2019
Andujar said he still has strength in the shoulder and will rely on physical therapy over the next couple of weeks before making a final decision on his rehab. He also added that he was encouraged by being capable of finishing Sunday's game against the Orioles, when he suffered the injury sliding back into third base.
Regardless of treatment options, it's clear that Andujar will miss signifcant time to deal with the injury.
In the 24-year-old's absence, DJ LeMahieu is expected to recieve most of the reps at the hot corner.