Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 4 days ago

Drew went 1-for-5 with a home runs and three RBI in Monday's 14-1 win over the Royals.

The home run was Drew's fifth of the year but his first since Apr. 21. He's still batting .176/.250/.338 for the season, but Drew has started six of the last seven games at second base and Jose Pirela isn't making a strong case for playing time (.433 OPS).

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 5 days ago

Drew is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Drew went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Saturday, dropping his average to .177. It doesn't appear Drew's shortcomings with the bat will cost him his regular role just yet, but Jose Pirela will get the nod at second base Sunday.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 2 weeks ago

Drew went 2-for-4 with a double in Saturday's win over the Royals.

The Yankees still seem committed to giving Drew regular playing time, but he'll have to turn in more outings like Saturday's two-hit effort to stay in the lineup throughout the season. After seemingly getting on a roll in the beginning of May, he's now hitting just .191 for the month and .183 on the season.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 2 weeks ago

Drew is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Drew will take a seat Thursday after starting the last five games. Jose Pirela takes over at second base, while Chase Headley re-enters the lineup at third.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 3 weeks ago

Drew is out of the lineup Friday.

As with 2014, he is once again struggling to get his average to the Mendoza Line in 2015, as he currently sits at .169. The Yankees have got to be losing patience with his lack of production at this point, so Friday's starter, Jose Pirela, and minor leaguer Rob Refsnyder could be more appealing options over the rest of the season.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 3 weeks ago

Drew went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

When they re-signed him over the offseason, the Yankees were hopeful Drew's disappointing 2014 campaign was due to his late start to the season and missing spring training, but to this point he's struggled just as much at the plate in 2015 as he has a slash line of just .169/.268/.361. He's been sitting somewhat regularly against left-handed pitching, but righties have actually posed the bigger problem for Drew this year as he's hitting just .129 against them. With Jose Pirela activated off the DL and with the major league team, it's possible Drew may start to lose even more playing time at second base if he doesn't start hitting.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 1 month ago

Drew is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays.

As he regularly does, Drew will be held out with the Yankees facing a left-handed starter Wednesday. Gregorio Petit will get the start at second base against the Rays and Drew Smyly.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 1 month ago

Drew is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

While not in a strict platoon, Gregorio Petit has gotten regular starts against left-handers, so Drew will get the day off to make room in the lineup. Petit will start at second, batting eighth against southpaw David Price.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 1 month ago

Drew launched his third homer of the season, going 1-for-3 with an RBI in Friday's win over the Rays.

Drew's three home runs already match his total in that department from last season after joining the Yankees. While his power has been good thus far, he has just two hits other than the longballs as he continues to struggle hitting for average with a .167/.235/.467 slash line.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 1 month ago

Coming on for an injured Brett Gardner, Drew launched a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh inning to help lead the Yankees over the Orioles Monday night.

Drew has struggled with the bat as the regular second baseman, but has now homered in consecutive games. He's looking to rebound after a 2014 season to forget between the Yankees and the Red Sox.