Miguel Anduha (28), who was once a Rookie of the Year candidate, packed up in Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Pirates transferred Anduha ahead of the home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 20th (Korean time).메이저놀이터
After going through a waiver, Anduha can remain as a minor leaguer in Triple-A under the club or obtain free agent status.
Pittsburgh has removed Miguel Anduha from their 40-man roster. Photo =ⓒAFPBBNews = News1
Anduha played 149 games for the New York Yankees in 2018 with a batting average of 0.297, an on-base percentage of 0.328, a slugging percentage of 0.527, 27 homers and 92 RBIs. He came second behind Shohei Ohtani (Angels) in the Rookie of the Year voting. At the time, there was a controversy over who should be selected as Rookie of the Year between him and Ohtani.
If Ohtani later grew into a star representing the league, Anduha took the opposite path. Quantitatively and qualitatively, he never showed what he was then.
In September of last year, he transferred to Pittsburgh through a waiver claim and recorded a batting average of 0.209, on-base percentage of 0.247, and slugging percentage of 0.388 in 22 games over two seasons. This season, too, his role was limited to platooning against lefties, going 5-for-33 in 13 games.
Manager Derek Shelton said leaving him out was “a tough decision” and explained that “a schedule of facing right-handed starters for a while” had an impact. Acknowledging that giving opportunities to participate is not easy.
Left-hander Rob Jastrizni has returned from the injured list. After giving up five runs in 5 2/3 innings in seven games this season, he was placed on the disabled list with an elbow injury.
In a meeting with reporters before the game, he said, “At first, I was anxious at the thought that I could rest for over a year due to a serious injury like Tommy John, so I didn’t do anything, but I was relieved when I heard that it was a nerve problem. The team is having a hard time, but it was so hard to sit alone,” he said about his return.
With Jastrizny’s return, Pittsburgh has two left-handed bullpens.
“I knew it was possible to come back during this season,” Shelton said. In the meantime, I took more bench members because I had a lot of rest, but now I can have two left-handed bullpens again.”