Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are unlikely to be fit for Opening Day, and the Yankees have to deal with injuries once again.

With these injuries, this allows for other players to have opportunities they may not have had before.

Clint Frazier and Mike Tauchman were fringe players, who may not have had a starting job come opening day. With Judge and Stanton out, like Bryan Hoch says in the tweet above, Frazier and Tauchman could be on the left and right of Gardner.

Brett Gardner was a free agent following the 2019 season, and the Yankees are definitely grateful they re-signed him.

His signing was most likely a response to Aaron Hicks getting Tommy John surgery, so the Yankees would be able to have an established center fielder with Hicks out. Even if Hicks was healthy, the signing of Gardner is greatly helping the Yankees.

Miguel Andujar, a natural third baseman, has been taking reps in the outfield, and with the way the injuries have been hitting the Yankees, again, he may just end up playing in the outfield at some point.

From what people have seen, Andujar does look comfortable in the outfield, so it may not be the worst thing if he does play there at times.

The Yankees have been hit with the injury bug once again, but these injuries, as of right now, are not as bad as they were during the 2019 season.
Hopefully it stays that way.

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