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Andujar de Yanks will have an end-of-season surgery



New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar chose to undergo end-of-season surgery to repair a tear on his right shoulder, the team announced Wednesday night.

Yankees team principal Christopher Ahmad will perform the surgery Monday at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Andujar, runner-up of the American League Rookie of the Year last year, was initially sidelined by the injury from April 1 to May 3 and had many problems in his return.

After going 3 for 34 without extra-base hits, he returned to the disabled list on Monday. A follow-up magnetic resonance on Tuesday showed no change in his shoulder from the MRI scan in April that initially revealed the tear, manager Aaron Boone said on Tuesday.

Boone had said that Andújar was discussing a possible operation with the team and his family.

Andujar, 24, was an important factor in the Yankees' run to a playoff spot last season, hitting .297 with 27 homers 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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