2nd place Rookie of the Year threatened by Ohtani, released again in 4 months after being pushed by Choi Ji-man

He was a competitor for the rookie king who once threatened Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels). However, now it has fallen to the situation where it is the second release of its career after being pushed by Choi Ji-man.

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on the 21st (Korean time) that they had designated infielder Miguel Anduha (28) as a DFA to create a spot on the 40-man roster for “Pirate Captain” Andrew McCutchen. 

Anduha was designated as Yang by the Yankees in September of last year and transferred to Pittsburgh through a waiver claim. In 36 games with the Yankees and Pittsburgh last year, he had a batting average of .568 with an OPS of .568 with 1 home run and 1 home run. 

It is the downfall of a top-class prospect who competed with Ohtani for the Rookie of the Year title in 2018. Anduha, who debuted in 2017 and tasted the major leagues, left a record of .855 OPS with 27 homers, 92 RBIs, 170 hits, 27 homers, and 메이저사이트 92 RBIs in 149 games in 2018, the following year. Ohtani, who was good as the rookie of the year, but who doubled as a two-hitter, appeared this year. Overshadowed by Ohtani’s presence, he stayed in second place in the American League Rookie of the Year.

Anduha, who was called the future of the Yankees, collapsed with injuries. In 2011, he underwent surgery for a shoulder injury and was out of season early, and since then he has hardly recovered his pace. His performance was difficult to secure his place.

However, Anduha expressed dissatisfaction with the treatment of the Yankees and manager Aaron Boone, and requested a trade when he was relegated to the minor leagues. However, instead of a trade, the Yankees responded with a transfer nomination process.

Although he moved to Pittsburgh, there was no place for Anduha in Pittsburgh. He first evaded a salary adjustment application this year and was stamped for $1.525 million, but ultimately failed to make the 40-man roster. This is the second DFA in 4 months since last September.

‘MLB Trade Rumors’ said, ‘As the offseason progressed, Pittsburgh continued to recruit players who could steal Anduha’s business trip time.’ This pair of acquisitions pushed Andoha out of the first baseman and designated hitter positions. As Kibrian Hayes became a third baseman, Anduha became a bench resource. However, the reunion between McCutchen and Pittsburgh made Anduha’s future even more blurry,’ he explained why the rookie king in the past could not avoid being released for the second time.

Pittsburgh had no choice but to make a choice as there is currently no minor league option for Anduha. If there is a team that wants Anduha for a week, the contract of 1,525,000 dollars can be inherited as it is. The media predicted that ‘the rest of the clubs will not inherit his contract’. He can prepare for a later promotion in the minor leagues if the team he wants isn’t there.

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