Yanks' Andujar (shoulder) upbeat about recovery

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Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar joined the Yankees' lengthy injured list, putting almost half of New York's starting lineup on the sidelines just three games into the season.

Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar had already joined the Yankees' long injured list when Aaron Judge sprinted into right-center field and made a spectacular, sprawling grab on Niko Goodrum's hard-hit liner to preserve a two-run lead in the eighth inning. Stanton was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier Monday with a left biceps strain and will likely be out for a few weeks. If no improvement come two weeks, season ending surgery may be an option.

While the team has to compete in a tough American League East, it helps that most of the American League is rebuilding.

Andujar, 24, was runner-up in AL Rookie of the Year voting last season and started the season 3 for 11. The best news about it is how he is still able to do "physical activity" as Adler says.

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One of those, Sergio Aguero , will be assessed on Saturday morning to determine whether he is fit enough. Now it's the business end and I just need to do what I can to help the team win games.

Andujar injured his right shoulder diving back into third base on a back-pick attempt by the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

Miguel Andujar is hopeful he can avoid surgery and return to the New York Yankees' lineup this year.

With catcher Gary Sanchez, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and first baseman Greg Bird getting a rest Tuesday night, Gleyber Torres batted cleanup and third baseman DJ LeMahieu hit fifth.

In his absence, the Yankees have called up Clint Frazier from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre. He was called back up on Monday following the injury, and he now deserves at least a chance in the team's starting lineup. He hit.265 with nine hits and an RBI in 34 at bats previous year. "We had a short bench, so I just tried to get here as soon as I can". That is worrisome, to be sure, but we don't have any real information about the Andujar injury.