Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Yankees will call up infielder Brandon Drury from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He will be active for Friday night’s game against the Red Sox.
The Yankees acquired the 25-year-old Drury from the Diamondbacks in the three-way trade that also involved the Rays back in February. Drury hit the disabled list early in the season due to severe migraines. Drury was supposed to be the Yankees’ everyday third baseman, but when he got injured, the club promoted Miguel Andúar and never looked back. In eight games, Drury hit .217/.333/.391. Andujar has hit .276/.303/.506 in 68 games.
Drury’s promotion didn’t come on the heels of an injury, so he will simply operate as a bench player for the Yankees. Drury hit quite well in the minors, posting a .904 OPS across 223 plate appearances. The Yankees couldn’t just let him rot in the minors swinging the bat like that. Drury also expressed some displeasure earlier in the month. Earlier this month, he said of Triple-A, “I don’t belong here at all,” per Marc Carig of The Athletic.