Yankee manager Aaron Boone said that Andujar has a versatile swing, one that allows him to make different types of pitchers and the ability to adapt.
"What was exciting to me is when he had these weeks was not that great or imprisoned, he still finds ways to make adjustments, and he's somehow competitive," Boone said. "Even if it does not go well for him, even if you have a tough pitch-pitcher, he's a guy you can break."
In his first at-bat on Friday, Andujar was jammed, but hit a fastball from left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez over a drawn infield Torres, who had led the second with a triple from the midfield wall.
"He's in control of the batter's box," said Red Sox manager Alex Cora in describing the home run. "He's a guy who's going to expand, but at the same time he's able to get some pitches out of the zone, the game was over, and he came in, and I think a week or two ago there was a break Ball, and he came to it. "
Cora noticed the pirates targeting Andujar and the Yankees
" I can tell why they wanted to keep it, "Cora said.
But on the 31st of July the date of the non-stop close is approaching and the need for an elite arm becomes more critical. The question for the Yankees could not be whether they want to keep Andujar, but for how long.
Brett Gardner said he felt "zero" effects from the collision he had had Wednesday night with the outfield wall in Philadelphia. Manager Aaron Boone said Gardner was investigated by coaches on Thursday when the Yankees were off.