3-way trade sends Souza to D-backs, Drury to Yanks

by Leon Thompson February 23, 2018, 1:50
3-way trade sends Souza to D-backs, Drury to Yanks

It just so happened to be to his favorite team growing up.

If that's the case, the Bleacher Creatures at Yankees Stadium will be yelling Brandon Drury in its roll call for years to come.

The Diamondbacks will need a little bit of luck in 2018 if they are to repeat some of their success from last season. "To be here is unbelievable".

NY isn't getting anything flashy with Drury at third, but he does provide a decent bat to place toward the bottom of the order that could flourish in the hitter-friendly ballpark that is Yankee Stadium.

"We've got to welcome him here in the clubhouse", Andujar said.

The Diamondbacks were stacked in the infield already with Chris Owings, Nick Ahmed, and Ketel Marte all having the ability to play anywhere in the field and Daniel Descalso taking primary second base duties as the season went down a year ago.

General manager Brian Cashman admitted to chasing Brandon Drury for months, and doing so with a plan in mind: slotting him at third base. However, the biggest strength of Drury is his ability to the play the field at an elite level at multiple positions. "I've got keep working hard". Keeping their players healthy will be a major factor in whether the Dbacks will make it back to the playoffs and whether they make it past the divisional round this time.

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The Yankees acquired a solid player in Drury.

"I'm coming after you. I'm going to be prepared every single day, and I'm going to give it all I got to help this team win a championship", he said. The righty-hitting Drury, who hit 13 homers and had 63 RBIs in 2017, is also capable of filling in the outfield and, in a pinch, first base. Drury's former teammate J.D. Martinez, now with the Red Sox, has also worked with the duo.

Drury had a nice season for the D-Backs a year ago and can play a number of positions.

Team officials believe his right-centerfield approach is built for Yankee Stadium.

"This guy can play", the scout said of Drury per Randy Miller of NJ.com.

Now, he's going to be hitting in the same lineup as Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. Archie Bradley said on MLB Network's "Intentional Talk" last week, "there's an empty locker over there, I'll let you guys read whatever you want into that".

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