Pirates Activate Miguel Andújar, DFA Michael Chavis And Greg Allen
One day after claiming him off waivers from the New York Yankees, the Pittsburgh Pirates have added infielder/outfielder Miguel Andújar to the active roster. Andújar will bat third and DH for the Pirates on Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park.
Additionally, catcher José Godoy was selected from Triple-A Indianapolis. He will catch and bat ninth.
To make room for both players on the roster, infielder Michael Chavis and outfielder Greg Allen have been designated for assignment.
Andújar, 27, has spent parts of six seasons at the major league level with the Yankees. His best season came in 2018 when he hit .297 with 27 homers and 92 RBIs in 149 games. That year, Andújar finished second in the A.L. Rookie of the Year race behind two-way star Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels.
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Since then, Andújar has battled injures and received sparse playing time, appearing in just 105 games with New York over the past four seasons.
Most of his time in the field has come at third base, where Andújar has posted minus-33 defensive runs saved in 153 games. Andújar has also played 63 games in left field (plus-2 DRS) and three games at first base (0 DRS).
Godoy appeared in five games with the Pirates earlier this season and went hitless in seven at-bats. He drove in one run.
Chavis was acquired by the Pirates from the Boston Red Sox at last year’s trade deadline in exchange for left-hander Austin Davis.
The former first-round pick made a strong first impression with the Pirates last year as he hit .357 in 12 games after the trade.
This year, Chavis posted a .229 batting average with a .654 OPS and 14 home runs in 129 games for Pittsburgh.
Allen began the season on the injured list for the Pirates with a strained hamstring and did not make his team debut until July.
The 29-year-old hit .189 with a pair of homers and eight steals in 46 games with the Pirates this year.