Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 2 months ago

Drew launched his 12th home run of the season in his only at bat in Wednesday's win over the A's.

The home run put the Yankees ahead 5-2 at the time, but ended up being the difference after the A's fought back to pull it within one in the ninth inning. Drew's 12 homers are behind only Brian Dozier among second basemen, but he continues to struggle to hit for average, as he's hitting just .179 on the year and .154 in July.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 2 months ago

Drew is out of the lineup Monday against the Angels, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

Drew will be rested with lefty C.J. Wilson taking the hill for the Angels. Jose Pirela is set to assume second base while Drew hits the bench.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 2 months ago

Drew was reinstated from the paternity list Thursday, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

Drew missed the last two games while on the paternity list, but he will return to the Yankees on Thursday ahead of their match up with the Astros.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 2 months ago

Drew will be activated from the paternity list in advance of Thursday's game against the Astros, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Drew ended up missing two games to spend time with his wife and new child, but he'll rejoin the club as they go to Houston for a four game series. With Brendan Ryan placed on the disabled list in that time, Jose Pirela started at second base in each of the last two games, but Drew figures to reclaim that role once activated.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 2 months ago

Drew was placed on the paternity list Tuesday.

Drew will miss at least one game and could sit out as many as three days while away from the team to spend time with his wife and new child. Brendan Ryan is the primary candidate to see a start or two in Drew's place, and the team also called up Jose Pirela from Triple-A to fill his roster spot.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 2 months ago

Drew clubbed two more home runs in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

Drew continues to struggle at the plate, as his average sits at .188, but it's now his third multi-home run game of the month. His 11 long balls are second most second basemen, but he's provided little other value when he's kept the ball in the park.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 2 months ago

Drew is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Miami, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Drew will sit against a right-handed pitcher for the first time in June, allowing Brendan Ryan to get a start at the keystone. Drew surprisingly has two multi-homer games this month, but his performance at the plate has otherwise been uninspiring all season.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 3 months ago

For the second time in a week, Drew hit two home runs in a game, helping the Yankees defeat the Nationals.

Drew is hitting a paltry .175 in 177 at-bats, but he also now has nine home runs. The power is a nice boon for an infielder, but Drew is now hitting well below .200 for the second consecutive season.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 3 months ago

Drew is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Drew will get the day off as manager Joe Girardi looks to limit the number of left-handed batters in his lineup against Angels southpaw C.J. Wilson. Jose Pirela will man the keystone while Drew rests.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 3 months ago

Drew was 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in the Yankees win over the Angels on Friday night.

It's been an all or nothing year for Drew who now has seven home runs and 19 RBI on the season to go with a horrendous .173 average. He has multiple position eligibility (he started this game at second and moved to third later), but his long stretches of unproductive at bats has cost him playing time and made him far less appealing in most fantasy formats.