He may not be on the Yankees roster right now, but Brandon Drury is making great strides towards becoming what the team expected him to be when they traded for him in February. Two weeks ago, I spoke briefly with Drury as he made his return to the big leagues after nearly three months on the disabled list, and…

He may not be on the Yankees roster right now, but Brandon Drury is making great strides towards becoming what the team expected him to be when they traded for him in February.

Two weeks ago, I spoke briefly with Drury as he made his return to the big leagues after nearly three months on the disabled list, and in the minor leagues, due to blurred vision and migraines.

Just like any other athlete, Drury was under pressure as soon as he came to New York. The Yankees traded away pitching prospect Taylor Widener and minor league infielder Nick Solak to the Diamondbacks and Rays, respectively, as part of a three-team deal, in order to acquire Drury. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made the trade in order to fill a major hole at third base left by both Todd Frazier and Chase Headley.

However, after just eight regular season games in pinstripes, Drury took to the disabled list. Since then, Miguel Andujar has developed sooner than expected, and is playing well both at third base and in the batter’s box, and is a highly regarded candidate for the American League’s Rookie of the Year Award. The Yankees entered yesterday with a record of 60-31, third best in baseball, and 3 ½ games behind the Boston Red Sox for first place in the American League East, while still holding a three game lead for the first Wild Card spot.

Drury no longer faces pressure from the media …read more

Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports

      

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