Yankees activate infielder Brandon Drury and option to Triple-A
Greg Bird, Billy McKinney's rehab assignments also transferred to Double-A
The New York Yankees announced Monday that they have reinstated infielder Brandon Drury from the 10-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
In addition, the team has transferred the rehab assignments of first baseman Greg Bird and outfielder Billy McKinney from Class-A Advanced Tampa to Double-A Trenton.
Drury, 25, hit .217 with one home run and four RBI in eight games with the Yankees earlier this year but was placed on the DL on April 7 because of migraines and blurred vision, and began undergoing a treatment plan once the team found what is believed to be the root cause.
He began a rehab assignment at the end of April, and even though Drury finished that rehab assignment 17-for-54 (.315) with two home runs, seven RBI and 10 walks in 17 games between Double-A and Triple-A, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said over the weekend that Drury "still wasn't where he needed to be" in terms of physical progress.
Drury had two Minor League options remaining coming into this season, and he will burn one if he spends more than 20 total days in the Minors at any point this year.
Bird, who has missed the entire season recovering from surgery on his right ankle, and McKinney, who played in two games with the Yankees in March before suffering a shoulder sprain, both began their rehab assignments in Tampa on Friday. Bird was 2-for-8 with three walks and two RBI in his three games with the Tarpons, while McKinney was 2-for-8 with four walks and three RBI.