The Toronto Blue Jays placed Brandon Drury on the disabled list with a fractured hand earlier today, an injury that occurred two days before Drury was traded to Toronto.
According to reports, Brandon Drury had discomfort in his left hand after being hit with a pitch two days prior to being dealt to the Blue Jays. The injury was diagnosed as a bruised bone and the Jays brain trust was made aware however the ailment did not affect the transaction from moving forward.
Through eight games with his new team, Drury was still experiencing issues with the hand at which time a CT scan revealed the fracture. The 25-year old will now be sidelined for approximately 4-6 weeks while the hand heals. In a corresponding move, the Jays recalled infielder Richard Urena from Triple-A Buffalo.
There is no word if the Jays will be seeking additional compensation from the Yankees however it does sound like all parties had communicated the injury beforehand and everything was on the up and up.
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Drury came to Toronto with minor leaguer Billy McKinney in exchange for pitcher J.A. Happ. Drury figures to be a stop gap at third base for the injured Josh Donaldson and the eventual promotion of the phenom Vladmir Guerrero Jr.
The former Diamondback has had a year to forget after experiencing blurred vision issues with the Yankees and then was eventually demoted to Triple-A once healthy. Drury hit .176 in 18 games with New York and .291 with Triple-A Scranton this season leading up to the trade.
Drury had a career year in 2016 with Arizona where he hit .282/.329/.458 with 16 homers in 134 games. He has the ability to play multiple positions and could be an asset to the Blue Jays moving forward once healthy. He was hitting .154 with four hits in his first eight games with the Jays.
Unfortunately for Drury, this latest hurdle may cost him the remainder of his 2018 season.