After Wednesday’s game against the Phillies wrapped up, the Yankees optioned Luis Cessa to Triple-A. The corresponding move has finally been announced: Brandon Drury will be promoted.
It has been a rough season for Drury so far. Though he started the year as the Yankees’ third baseman, he only made it through eight games before landing on the disabled list with migraines and blurred vision. At that point, he admitted that he experienced these symptoms for years, but had been keeping them a secret. A series of tests determined that the symptoms were related to an irritated neck tendon. Unfortunately for Drury, Miguel Andujar thrived as his replacement at the big league level, and he was banished to Triple-A. Drury is healthy now, but has spent the last 47 games stuck in Scranton where he slashed .315/.419/.494 with 161 wRC+.
Drury may not have been the Yankees’ first choice to be promoted. Tyler Austin’s back started to bother him during Thursday’s game, and he will have to see a doctor. Ronald Torreyes is also unavailable — he went to New York to be with his wife while she undergoes medical tests. It sounds like Drury will stick around through the Red Sox series. Hopefully he makes the most of the opportunity.