New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar has elected to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a labrum tear in his right shoulder, the team announced Wednesday night.
Yankees head team physician Christopher Ahmad will perform the surgery Monday at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Andujar, last year’s American League Rookie of the Year runner-up, initially was sidelined by the injury from April 1 to May 3 and struggled mightily in his return.
After going 3-for-34 with no extra-base hits, he went back on the injured list Monday. A follow-up MRI on Tuesday showed no change in his shoulder from the MRI in April that initially revealed the tear, manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday.
Boone had said Andujar was discussing a possible operation with the team and his family.
Andujar, 24, was a major factor in the Yankees’ run to a playoff spot last season, hitting .297 with 27 home runs and 92 RBIs.
Minus Andujar this season, the Yankees have relied on Gio Urshela at third base.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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