Remember INF Brandon Drury?
The Yankees brought in Drury to act as a utility infielder that could play any position across the diamond. After suffering from migraines and blurry vision, he hit the DL to work out his issue that has affected him in the past.
Well, he did work it out, but he hasn't been back in a Yankees uniform with Miguel Andujar playing great at third base -- the position Drury started at on Opening Day. Instead, Drury has been stuck in Triple-A as he awaits the struggle of another Yankee before he can get a shot again.
The only option at the moment would be 1B Greg Bird, who has not looked good since returning from an ankle surgery. But manager Aaron Boone nipped that thought in the bud quickly before Wednesday night's game against the Phillies.
"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."
Despite going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts on Tuesday, Drury is slashing .311/.418/.476 over 46 games with the RailRiders this season. Bird, on the other hand, is hitless in his last 14 at-bats, and owns a .193/.311/.457 slash line.
Boone backed Bird's inconsistency since his return, saying critics should give him more time to work the kinks out.
"I think he's healthy," Boone said. "The injury is fixed. The biggest thing is he had surgery and just like a guy has arm surgery and you're fine and good to go. I think there are still things to work through. I think that's fair and I think he probably is, in a way, working through and building stamina, if you will, that allows you to repeat things and get back to the hitter we know he is."
So, as Boone pointed out, Drury's return isn't of priority for the Yankees at the moment. That would change, though, if Bird's struggles continue down the road.