Brandon Drury is on his way back to the majors, although when he joins the Yankees is still up in the air. The Yankee infielder who had been battling migraines and blurred vision will play in Triple-A on Wednesday. With Miguel Andujar swinging a hot bat and Gleyber Torres being called up, the question is where would everybody fit once Drury returns.
“I like having the problem, that’s for sure,’’ Aaron Boone said before Monday’s game against the Twins.
The 23-year-old Andujar collected four hits in Sunday’s win over Toronto. Andujar has at least one extra-base hit in each of his last six games. The third baseman has been showing the ability that garnered the Kevin Lawn Award for the best minor leaguer in the organization after he hit .315 with 16 homers and 82 RBI and 36 doubles, between Double and Triple-A. And Torres was named the top Yankees prospect for the second year in a row by Baseball America. Drury had an on-base percentage of .333 in eight games before going on the DL. Tyler Austin has manned first base, while Neil Walker has played at first and second, and has also played at third in his career.
Drury hit 29 home runs over the last two seasons in Arizona, and could increase those numbers at Yankee Stadium. So where will he fit in once he’s back?
As Boone said, it’s a nice problem to have.