Ex New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez: Miguel Andujar should ask for a trade
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There is a lot of noise around Miguel Andujar. This MLB player has been demoted to the Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes Barre RailRiders, which he is certainly not happy with. Ex New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez believes Andujar should ask for a trade and that he deserves to play MLB with his qualities.
“My opinion, it’s time for them or any other team to give him an opportunity,” Sanchez said for Minneapolis Star Tribune, as quoted by nj.com “He deserves to play in the big leagues. He’s done a good job, offensively, but also defensively.
He’s come a long way defensively, and he’s shown that he’s capable of staying in the big leagues. Maybe he deserves an opportunity on another team. ... If I was in his shoes, I’d probably be thinking about the same thing, asking for a trade, for a different scenario.
Because it’s really difficult when you’re ready, and when you have shown that you’re ready at this level, to be sent down to Triple-A and play Triple-A when you deserve to be in the big leagues. … But at the same time, none of us make those decisions.
We are just here to do our job. Front offices decide that. But I support him and hopefully everything works out”.
Aaron Boone reaction
ESPN on the other hand reports that Andujar asked Yankees manager Aaron Boone to be traded.
We will see if there will be a change, if things can be resolved, or if the new club is his destiny. "Miggy's a great guy," Boone told ESPN reporters on Saturday. "That's a difficult option, understanding that he's a big part of what we've done here, and certainly wants to be here.
So I understand that's a tough one. ... He had been playing regularly for us. He's been part of us winning ballgames."