There is no doubt that New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar showed his hitting abilities during his rookie year of 2018. However, his defense at the hot corner left a lot to be desired.
It seems that Andujar is willing to improve his defense this offseason and the most fitting person reached out to him to help him out.
That person is future Hall of Famer Adrian Beltre.
Miguel Andújar got a call this offseason from someone interested in helping him work on his defense. It was Adrián Beltré, his childhood hero, and someone who knows his way around the bag: https://t.co/7R6VqKN8Gh— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) December 18, 2018
According to Lindsey Adler of The Athletic, the recently retired Beltre called Andujar and said that he is willing to work with him on his defense this winter.
How cool must this be for Andujar to have a childhood favorite of his reach out to him. Beltre won five Gold Gloves during his career. He's the perfect man to help the Yankees youngster improve.
Good stuff from Lindsey, as always, on what Miguel Andujar is doing to improve his defense. The part about possibly working out with Adrian Beltre is intriguing. Beltre made 65 errors in his 1st 364 career games at 3B. Ended up a 5x Gold Glover. Can easily relate. #Yankees https://t.co/MA8UDwgO8t— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) December 18, 2018
Andujar hit .297 with 27 home runs and 92 RBI last season. But, he made 15 errors in the field during 2018. Improving his defense is essential for him in his development as a major league player, who is hoping to help the Yankees win a World Series in the near future.