Miguel Andújar Clears Waivers; Gets Non-Roster Spring Invite
Last Friday, the Pittsburgh Pirates designated Miguel Andújar for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Andrew McCutchen.
Now, Andújar has cleared waivers, meaning he will remain in the Pirates’ organization. The 27-year-old also gets a spring training invite as a non-roster invitee.
The Pirates originally claimed Andújar off waivers from the New York Yankees last September.
Andújar appeared in nine games for Pittsburgh at the end of the season. He hit .250 with three doubles, a triple and nine RBIs in all with the Bucs.
His best season as a big leaguer came in 2018 with the Yankees when he finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year race.
That year, he hit .297 with an .855 OPS, 47 doubles, 27 homers and 92 RBIs.
Earlier in the offseason, the Pirates avoided arbitration with Andújar after agreeing to a $1.525M salary for the 2023 season.
Andújar will now have a shot this spring to earn his roster spot back. If not, he will likely begin the season with Triple-A Indianapolis and serve as a depth piece for the Bucs.