Yankees INF Brandon Drury likely had All-Star Game aspirations heading into the 2018 season. The Triple-A All-Star Game probably isn't what he had in mind.
The Triple-A International League All-Star roster was named on Wednesday, and Drury was voted into the game. The 25-year-old has been raking against minor league pitching this year, sporting a 311/.418/.476 slash line over 46 games.
It may be a nice honor to be named to the roster, but Drury would much rather be back in the bigs where he said he belongs. Unfortunately, there is no room for Drury at the moment, and manager Aaron Boone said bringing him back up isn't a priority for his team at the moment.
"As far as [Drury] being an option [here], I don't know about that," Boone told The Post's Dan Martin. "That's not something that's on the front burner for us right now. ...We want [Drury] to continue to play well and continue to get reps and build versatility."
Drury has been stuck in Triple-A due to the performance by Miguel Andujar this season. But, with Greg Bird struggling at first since his return following ankle surgery, it was suggested Drury could be used at first base. But that doesn't appear the case.
The reason Drury lost his spot on the roster was due to persistent migraines and blurry vision that forced him to hit the DL to work out those issues. He was last with the Yankees on April 6.