It is evident to Yankees fans everywhere that Brandon Drury does not belong in Triple-A and he does not seem to happy with his current situation either.
Entering the 2018 season, the Yankees acquired Brandon Drury from the Arizona Diamondbacks and was set to be New York’s starting third baseman. However, plans changed when Drury was injured and Miguel Andujar was called up to replace him and performed way beyond expectations.
Now that Drury is back healthy, it is almost impossible to call him back up and replace Andujar without having the fans in New York rioting. It certainly must not be easy for a capable major leaguer to be relegated to the minor leagues.
If Andujar keeps up his remarkable production in the big leagues, the Yankees will be forced to use Drury as a trade chip for a starting pitcher or reliever so that he could play somewhere in the major leagues, where he deserves to be.
In 31 games with Triple-A this season, the right-hander is slashing .324/.457/.461 with two home runs and 12 RBIs. He also set the RailRiders franchise record for the longest on-base streak.
“You come to that point where you just have to accept it,” the 25-year-old explained. “Obviously, I don’t want to accept it. I need to be back in the big leagues quickly. Drury Said. I feel like I belong there and I can help the team win. At the same time, I need to do what I can do now to just get better every day. That’s what I can do right now. But there’s no doubt about it: I belong there and that’s where I need to be.”
It is unknown what will happen regarding this situation, but regardless, Brandon Drury deserves to be playing in the major leagues somewhere even if it is not in New York.