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New York Yankees third baseman Miguel
Andujar reportedly escaped serious injury while being assaulted and robbed at his family farm in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.
ESPN Deportes’ Juan Arturo Recio (via NJ.com’s Brendan Kuty) reported Thursday that
Andujar was robbed and beaten around midnight Wednesday by two armed individuals. They also fired gunshots in the direction of a family
member, who didn’t suffer any injuries.
The assailants stole the MLB player’s gold chain, which was
valued at around $7,000.
In addition, the robbery suspects took an SUV
belonging to Andujar’s father, which was later abandoned and
recovered by police, according to Listin Diario (via Kuty).
Dominican Republic National Police
told Listin Diario they’ve started an investigation centered around security camera footage provided by Andujar.
The 27-year-old Dominican
Republic native is scheduled to arrive for spring training with the
Yankees on Sunday following the conclusion of the MLB lockout, per Kuty.
Andujar was a breakout sensation for
New York in 2018 while serving as the club’s starting third baseman.
He posted a .297 batting average, .855 OPS and 27 home runs in 149
He was limited to 12 games in 2019
because of a shoulder injury that ultimately required surgery, and he
hasn’t been able to reclaim a starting spot over the past two
The right-handed hitter received most
of his playing time in left field last year. He finished with six
homers in 45 contests while filling a reserve role.
Andujar is slated to serve as part of
the Yanks’ bench once again in 2022.