Miguel Andujar in the Yankees camp days after he was robbed

TAMPA — Miguel Andujar reported to camp Sunday and participated in volunteer workouts afterwards robbed at gunpoint on his farm in the Dominican Republic On Wednesday.

“I saw him this morning and he was good,” Aaron Boone said of Andujar, who was beaten by two people and robbed of a gold chain worth around $7,000. The attackers also allegedly fired three bullets, none of which hit Andujar.

“Obviously it was very scary,” Boone said of the incident. “We will continue to speak to him and support him if he needs it. He seems ready to go.”

Andujar, 27, worked at third base as he tried to find a spot with the Yankees after three ugly injury-ridden seasons since breaking through as a rookie in 2018. Last season he spent time at first base and left field. in addition to the third.

A few players had not responded as of Sunday, including right-hander Albert Abreu, who Boone said was dealing with visa issues, and Estevan Florial.

Miguel Andujar tracks down a fly ball during spring training on March 13, 2022.
Miguel Andujar tracks down a fly ball during spring training on March 13, 2022.

According to Boone, the weather also delayed the arrival of some players in Tampa.

Top prospect Anthony Volpe played a minor league spring training game at second base at the Player Development Complex on Sunday. The Yankees still see the 20-year-old as a shortstop, and he has played all but five of his 143 pro games at either shortstop or DH. But with fellow prospect Oswald Peraza also short, it was thought the Yankees could move Volpe.

Barring a swap involving one of the two players this spring, Peraza is likely to join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, while Volpe will join Double-A Somerset.

With spring training shortened, there will be some differences in how the coaches and coaching staff handle preparation for the season.

“I haven’t had my eyes or hands on them for the past few months [due to the MLB lockout]there’s an urgency that’s with the calendar that’s going to create some pressure to get ready,” Boone said.

And he acknowledged there will be challenges to keeping players healthy with reduced preparation time for the season – something the sport has continued to grapple with in 2020 following the COVID-19 shutdown.

“It’s important to have an honest assessment of strength conditioning and training and that guys give us honest feedback on where they are,” the manager said. Boone was delighted to even get those over three weeks before opening day.

“I have a feeling it’s not perfect, but there’s plenty of time for that,” Boone said. “As I watched all this and saw the days go by and the lockout lengthened, [I thought], ‘Are we getting games for two weeks?’ ”

Instead, they get almost three weeks.

“It’s something we can make work,” Boone said.

Jameson Taillon, who has had off-season ankle surgery, was scheduled to host a bullpen session on Sunday and is “doing fine,” according to Boone. Miguel Andujar in the Yankees camp days after he was robbed


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