Yankees acquire 'pumped' Brandon Drury in 3-team deal

TAMPA — Giancarlo Stanton fell into a Yankees’ laps in early Dec and altered a mettle of a lineup.

After dual full-squad open training workouts a Yankees on Tuesday filled a blank during third bottom by appropriation 25-year-old infielder/outfielder Brandon Drury from a Diamondbacks in a understanding that also sent Rays outfielder Steven Souza to Arizona.

The Yankees shipped teenager joining center infielder Nick Solak to a Rays with teenager joining right-hander Taylor Widener headed to a Diamondbacks.

“Oh male we am pumped and can’t wait to get there,’’ Drury told a Post on Tuesday night as he prepared for a Wednesday moody to Tampa. “I am meditative about a event we have. Playing for a New York Yankees is a dream and we have to take advantage of it. we was a Yankee fan (as a kid).’’

Asked if he knew anybody with a Yankees, Drury pronounced new third bottom manager Phil Nevin managed him in Triple-A.

So what kind of actor are a Yankees getting?

“I am a man inspired to be great,’’ Drury said. “I am going to work tough and focus.’’

The understanding means a Yankees won’t be rolling a bones on dual really immature and fresh players during third (Miguel Andujar) and second bottom (Gleyber Torres). The Yankees trust they are going to be prolific large joining players, though in Drury they get an gifted actor and won’t have to rush Andujar who could use seasoning with a glove and arm.

Miguel Andujar and Gleyber TorresCharles Wenzelberg/New York Post

Drury, 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, has been on a Yankees’ radar due to his age, isn’t authorised for settlement until after a 2018 deteriorate that means they have 4 years of control, can play mixed positions, is a .271 hitter in 962 large joining at-bats and strike a total 29 homers and gathering in 116 runs in a past dual seasons.

“He has some-more bat than defense, plays tough and is a clever kid,’’ an AL director pronounced of Drury. “I like a approach he plays. He can strike and plays his (butt) off. we don’t know about his invulnerability though he is a winner.’’

Without a bona fide backup for initial baseman Greg Bird, it’s probable Drury could fill in during a position. He has played only one diversion during initial in a majors, though did seem in 55 games during initial 2012 in a minors.

Drury has seemed in 128 large joining games during second base, 40 during third, one during short, 61 in left margin and 32 in right margin that could meant one of dual things: he doesn’t have a genuine position or that a Diamondbacks desired a versatility. The 93 games in a outfield are good experience, though a Yankees’ outfield is a swarming house.

Solak, a second-round collect from Louisville in a 2016 draft, played during Tampa (Single-A) and Trenton (Double-A) final year and batted a total .297 with a .384 on-base percentage, .835 OPS, 12 homers, 53 RBIs and was 14-for-19 in stolen bases in 130 games. He incited 23 in January.

With Torres, deliberate a tip awaiting by many, being neat for second bottom and Tyler Wade and Thairo Estrada in a complement and able of personification a position, a Yankees dealt from an area of strength.

Widenor, a right-hander, was 7-8 with a 3.39 ERA in 27 games (all starts) for Tampa final year. He was a 12th turn collect from a University of South Carolina in 2016.

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