Prior to tonight’s game against the Mets, the Yankees have recalled infielder Brandon Drury from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees had a spot open on the 25-man roster, so adding Drury requires no corresponding move.
Drury, 25, has had a turbulent season with the Yankees. He was the Opening Day third baseman, but chronic migraines forced him to the disabled list. From there, Miguel Andujar usurped his position and never looked back. Drury has bounced between the big leagues and Triple-A since then, hitting .178/.260/.289 with one home run in limited time with the Yankees. He’s fared better with the RailRiders, slashing .294/.403/.447 with five homers.
The Yankees will use Drury to fill Clint Frazier’s spot on the roster. The team sent Red Thunder to Scranton prior to the All-Star break so he could continue playing every day. Frazier exited last night’s game after he experience concussion-like symptoms following a diving play. They wouldn’t have been able to recall him anyway given the 10-day limitation on promoting optioned players.
For now, Drury will fill out the Yankees’ bench. Here’s hoping he can put together an extended run of success at the major league level for New York. It would be nice to see after all this.