Souza (D-backs), Drury (Yanks) in 3-team deal

Acquired in a three-way trade with the Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays, Drury was the primary second baseman in Arizona last season. Taylor Widener and Nick Solak are prospects, but they are not close to participating in the bigs and they're coming from areas of depth. Arizona gets outfielder Steven Souza in their return.

The Diamondbacks were stacked in the infield already with Chris Owings, Nick Ahmed, and Ketel Marte all having the ability to play anywhere in the field and Daniel Descalso taking primary second base duties as the season went down past year.

"This guy can play", the scout said of Drury per Randy Miller of

Souza hit.239 with 30 homers and 78 RBI in 148 games past year with Tampa Bay. The latter set a franchise record for most home runs in a single season set by a shortstop.

At 25 years old, Drury has just scratched the surface in his abilities and his two full years in major leagues have shown that he has the potential to be a good, all-around ball player. The Diamondbacks have traded infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees. Drury proved a solid hitter with runners in scoring position, batting.289 with three home runs and 46 RBI in 2017. "I think all those things will serve him well".

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Former Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) hits a single during the third inning in game two of the 2017 NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Clearly there was some hope amongst the players and coaching staff that Martinez would rejoin the Dbacks after having so much success with the team past year.

The players most immediately impacted by the deal would seem to be touted prospects Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar. He was traded by the Brewers along with outfielder Mitch Haniger to the Diamondbacks at the 2014 trade deadline in exchange for outfielder Gerardo Parra.

With the Yankees, Drury will get a chance to play every day and that can be the factor in helping develop this young stud into a strong major league ballplayer. He hit.286/.344/.429 in 30 games at that level, but in 100 games at High-A Tampa, Solak hit.301/.397/.460.

"We gave up two players we really like", Cashman said.

The Yankees during the offseason sent third baseman Chase Headley to San Diego in a cost-cutting swap, and fellow third baseman Todd Frazier signed with the crosstown Mets as a free agent.

  • Tabitha Byrd