Brandon Drury’s injury-plagued first season with the New York Yankees led him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but he’s eager to get back up.
His tenure with the New York Yankees has not started the way he hoped. Brandon Drury was sidelined earlier this year with migraines and issues concerning blurred vision. But even though he is back to full-strength, he is still riding the bus for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Drury was brought in by Cashman to be the everyday third baseman this season. But after succumbing to injury, Miguel Andujar took over at the hot corner and doesn’t look like he’s leaving anytime soon. Andujar is in the far-too-early conversation for Rookie of the Year with his teammate, Gleyber Torres. Both of these young studs are keeping the 25-year-old Drury at bay.
When asked about how he felt after hearing that news that he would remain in Scranton despite being fully healthy, Drury told Mark W. Sanchez of The New York Post, “I wasn’t happy about it.”
That’s understandable. Drury is a competitor and he wants to play at the highest level. You can’t fault the Yankees for staying with the hot hands, but you also can’t fault Drury for feeling unhappy about the way the season is shaking out.
But Drury is determined to stay ready for when his number is called in the Bronx once again because, in all likelihood, it will be. Drury already has this in mind as he told Sanchez, “But this is going to make me better. Just gotta keep doing what I can do right now, be back up soon.”
Injuries are a fact of life during a 162-game season and the Yankees’ depth is one of their greatest strengths this season. Each time the injury bug has bit the Yankees, they seem to find someone to pick up the slack. Whether or not Drury is ready to pick up that slack remains to be seen. But he sure sounds confident and he told Sanchez just as much. “I’m ready to go.”