Yankees calling up Brandon Drury from Triple-A

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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.

Jesus Luzardo beats Marlins in salary arbitration

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Pitcher Jesus Luzardo became the second player in two days to beat the Miami Marlins in salary arbitration and was awarded $2.45 million.

Miami had argued for $2.1 million during a hearing Thursday before a panel of John Stout, Melinda Gordon and Richard Bloch.

AL batting champion Luis Arraez, an All-Star infielder acquired by the Marlins from Minnesota last month, was awarded a $6.1 million salary on Thursday rather than the team’s $5 million figure.

Luzardo, a 25-year-old left-hander, was 4-7 with a 3.32 ERA in 18 starts last year, striking out 120 and walking 35 in 100 1/3 innings. He is 13-18 with a 3.59 ERA in 45 starts and 16 relief appearances over four big league seasons.

Luzardo made $715,000 last season and was eligible for arbitration for the first time. He can become a free agent after the 2026 season.

Players have won two of three decisions this year, with about 20 more scheduled for hearings.

Seattle defeated Diego Castillo in the first decision this year on Wednesday, and the relief pitcher will get a raise to $2.95 million rather than his request of $3,225,000.

A decision is being held for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Hunter Renfroe, whose case was argued Monday.