Yankees recall Holder and Andujar

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 02: New York Yankees Pitcher Jonathan Holder (65) throws a pitch during the sixth inning of the MLB regular season game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees on June 2, 2017, at Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photograph by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire)
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The New York Yankees recalled right-handed pitcher Jonathan Holder and infielder Miguel Andujar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to Saturday afternoon’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

It will be the first game back for Holder since a July 31 appearance for New York out of the bullpen. In what has been his first season as a consistent member of the Yankees’ relief corps, Holder has made 34 appearances as a 24-year-old. He owns a 3.58 ERA across 37.2 innings, striking out nearly a batter per inning.

Down at Triple-A, he has made 12 appearances and dominated to the tune of just three earned runs in 16 innings. Just a season ago, Holder blew threw Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to earn his first career call-up to the major league roster.

The Yankees got their hands on Holder when they drafted him in the sixth round of the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft out of Mississippi State. After beginning as a starter, he was transitioned full-time to the bullpen at the start of last season and hasn’t looked back.

Andujar made his major league debut with the Yankees back in June and has appeared in just a single big league game. He had an impressive debut, going 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBI and a stolen base, but was still not enough to keep his spot on the roster.

At Triple-A, he has hit .317 since his call-up from Double-A Trenton. Between the two levels, he has 16 home runs and 82 RBI this season in what has been his first taste of both Triple-A and the bigs.

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