Drury is taking extra time to report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in order to make a pair of visits to a specialist regarding his neck, The Athletic reports.
The visits are not related to any setback but are instead merely a part of his recovery. The specialist is a chiropractor and acupuncturist who has been working with Drury after it was discovered that his severe migraines were related to an irritated tendon in his neck. The infielder is considered healthy, but the nature of the injury suggests that it will require continued maintenance, and with the recent emergence of both Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres, Drury is likely to see his role significantly reduced when he eventually returns to the majors.
Drury (impaired vision) is back to full health at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic New York reports.
General manager Brian Cashman said Drury is "a major leaguer currently on assignment in Triple A" due to the team's current 25-man roster and Miguel Andujar's performance at third base in his absence. It sounds like Drury will be back with the big club eventually, but the Yankees are currently content riding with Andujar at the hot corner.
Drury (impaired vision) was activated from the 10-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes/Barre on Monday.
Manager Aaron Boone recently said that Drury wouldn't be ready until after the team's upcoming road trip that ends May 25, and with time running out on his rehab assignment, the Yankees decided to activate Drury and send him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to continue his rehab. It's unclear if Drury will return to his role as the Yankees' primary third baseman once ready, as prospect Miguel Andujar has held his own at the hot corner in his absence, hitting .282/.296/.458 with three homers across 33 games. The 25-year-old has been sidelined since early April with impaired vision and migraines.
Manager Aaron Boone said Drury (impaired vision) is "not all the way there yet" and won't return during the club's upcoming road trip that lasts until May 25, Coley Harvey of ESPN reports.
Though general manager Brian Cashman stated that Drury could return "sooner rather than later" earlier this week, it appears as though that is no longer the case, at least for his return at the major-league level. Considering Drury's minor-league rehab assignment expires Tuesday, it's not yet clear what the Yankees intend to do. Either way, with the success of Miguel Andujar at third base and Gleyber Torres at the keystone, the team will have to make some difficult roster decisions once Drury is ready to re-enter the fold.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday that Drury (blurred vision) could return from the 10-day disabled list "sooner rather than later," though an exact date wasn't specified, Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily News reports.
Drury, who recently shifted his rehab assignment to Double-A Trenton, has appeared in 12 minor-league games since April 25 for two different affiliates, going a collective 14-for-39 (.359 average) with a home run in those contests. The strong showing at the plate seemingly suggests that Drury's bout with impaired vision and migraines is no longer much of a concern, but the Yankees have had little incentive to rush the veteran back with rookie Miguel Andujar thriving while logging regular at-bats at third base. Once Drury is back from the DL, manager Aaron Boone could face some tough lineup decisions, as Drury won't have a clear path to playing time at the keystone either with top prospect Gleyber Torres shining in an everyday role at that position since earning a promotion April 22.
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