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Yankees option Brandon Drury to Triple-A, call up Luis Cessa

Following game one of the Yankees’ doubleheader, the infielder was ticketed back to the minors

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

When it comes to roster crunches, the player with options almost always loses out to the one without them. Brandon Drury has been sent back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the opening game of today’s doubleheader with the Orioles.

The infield depth for the Yankees has been a disappointment after the loss of Gleyber Torres last week. Neil Walker has been brutal and committed a critical error today against the Orioles. Meanwhile, Drury has been no better in struggling on the field while battling health issues off it. Drury’s been worth negative value all year, and since returning to the team has just three hits in seven games while striking out at a 40% clip. It’s clear he needs some more work before he’s ready to go in the AL East.

With Ronald Torreyes still on leave accompanying his wife, who is undergoing a series of medical tests, the infield for the Yankees is shakier all the time. Walker kept his roster spot for now to avoid losing him via DFA, but you have to wonder what the team is going to do for the remaining week Torres is expected to be out.

Meanwhile, Drury’s spot on the roster is taken up by the now-officially-recalled Luis Cessa, who is scheduled to start tonight’s game two. The 26-year-old owns a 5.00 ERA with a 4.23 FIP across nine innings in 2018.