Yankees disastrous start gets even worse after Miguel Andujar tears labrum

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While Andujar's injury is a big blow to the team, the team called up utility infielder Tyler Wade after placing Andujar on the IL. "It's hard for them to sometimes get underneath that ball to make the play and not hurt themselves".

Well, then, there's this: Even with third baseman Miguel Andujar suffering a potentially season-ending injury before the season reached April, the Yankees will be better off in the long term having allowed the third baseman Machado to move to Ron Burgundy's hometown.

The Yankees' injury issues to start to the season continue as they will be without Miguel Andújar for the time being. He was a four-time all-star, a two-time silver slugger award recipient and in 2017 was the NL MVP.

It was announced after Monday's 3-1 win over the Tigers that Andujar his a small labrum tear in his shoulder and that he will basically be shut down for two weeks. The extent of Andujar's injury remains unclear, and he will be treated consistently over the next two weeks. However, surgery to fix the labrum tear is also a possibility. Wade, 24, got there as quickly as possible in perhaps the most feasible way, albeit expensive, by taking an Uber to Yankee Stadium.

Notes: Sabathia remains on target to return in mid-April after striking out five over four scoreless innings in his third minor league game at the minor league complex. In his 14 starts of the 2018 season, German pitched an 8.36 first-inning ERA. Ultimately the club took a chance, and they were not let down. He hit.297/.328/.527 with 27 home runs.

"Afterwards, when he felt like it was going to be a couple of days, that was kind of a red flag just because knowing what he usually plays through", Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. The result of Monday was the only good news of the day.

The Tigers will counter with Jordan Zimmermann, who began his fifth season with Detroit by carrying a ideal game for 6 2/3 innings and getting a no-decision in Thursday's 10-inning win at Toronto.

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