New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar is expected to miss the rest of the MLB season due to a shoulder injury.

The Yankees announced on Wednesday that Andujar has opted to have right shoulder surgery and is likely done for 2019.

Andujar tore the right labrum in his shoulder diving back into third base in a game against the Baltimore Orioles on March 31.

He went on the 10-day injured list at that point but returned to the lineup on May 4.

Andujar had just three hits in nine games back in the lineup.

He went on the injured list again in recent days and the announcement from the Yankees all but ends his season.

"Miguel Andujar has elected for right shoulder labrum repair surgery. It will be performed on Monday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital by Dr. Christopher Ahmad. He is not expected to return this season," the Yankees wrote on Twitter.

Gio Urshela, who has been playing third base with Andujar out, will likely continue to get most of the reps at the spot.

He is batting .341 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 32 games with New York.

If Urshela struggles, the Yankees could look into picking up help at a corner infield spot at the trade deadline in July.

Miguel Andujar has been placed on the 10-day injured list, the New York Yankees announced on Monday.

Yankees slugger Andujar, who tore the labrum in his right shoulder during a MLB game on March 31, came off the IL May 4 but has only three hits in 34 at-bats since his return.

"We do feel like the injury is certainly a contributing factor to some of the struggles," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "The IL is something we might do real quickly and just give it a little timeout to declare itself a little bit more and re-evaluate it."

Initially there were concerns the injury could end Andujar's season. But as he underwent rehabilitation, the Yankees thought he would be okay.

Now, he is going to undergo more testing. Boone said the team could not rule out surgery.

"It's just we've got to get a better handle on this and probably get him built up in the best way possible if we can move forward with that," Boone added.

The 24-year-old Andujar finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year race last season after hitting 27 home runs and driving in 92 runs with a .855 OPS. But he is hitting only .128 in 47 at-bats this season.

The New York Yankees' injury-riddled opening continues as they will be without Miguel Andujar for the time being.

The team announced on Monday the infielder was being placed on the 10-day injured list as he nurses a right shoulder strain.

Tests are pending for the third-year player. New York called up Tyler Wade to help fill their roster.

Andujar had 13 at-bats through three games before suffering the injury. He recorded three hits and an RBI in those plate appearances. Andujar spent two of those games at third base and one as a designated hitter.

The news comes just hours after the Yankees announced Giancarlo Stanton was bound for the injured list with a left bicep strain.

New York are also without Luis Severino, CC Sabathia, Aaron Hicks and Didi Gregorius, among others.

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. and Los Angeles Angels pitcher/outfielder Shohei Ohtani were named MLB rookies of the year on Monday.

Baseball Writers' Association of America voters gave Acuna the National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award.

He was the only player named on all 30 ballots, picking up 27 first-place votes. The 20-year-old left fielder hit 26 home runs and slashed .293/.366/.552.

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto finished second with two first-place votes, and 26 second-place votes, while Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler was third, picking up the remaining first-place vote.

Others receiving votes (in order) were Brian Anderson of the Miami Marlins, St Louis Cardinals team-mates Jack Flaherty and Harrison Bader, Yoshihisa Hirano of the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil.

Ohtani, the former Japanese star who became the best two-way player since Babe Ruth, picked up 25 of the 30 first-place votes for the AL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year honours.

Ohtani posted a 4-2 record with a 3.31 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 11 Ks per nine innings, but injured the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and did not pitch after June 6. At the plate, the designated hitter hit 22 home runs and slashed .285/.361/.564 in 326 at-bats

New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar was second in the balloting, earning the five remaining first-place votes. Andujar hit 27 home runs, posted a .866 OPS and had 47 doubles, tied for third-most in baseball. 

Andujar's New York team-mate, Gleyber Torres, finished third in the balloting, followed by Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Joey Wendle, Daniel Palka of the Chicago White Sox and Ryan Yarbrough of the Rays. No player was listed on every ballot.

Ohtani is the third Angels player to win ROY honours, joining Tim Salmon (1993) and Mike Trout (2012). Eight Braves have won the honour, most recently Craig Kimbrel in 2011.

Not one, not two, not three, but four Yankees pitched in to give New York a second win in as many days on Saturday.

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