If anyone was rooting for players to be injured, it may have been Stephen Drew.
As the ranks of the Yankees started getting depleted Sunday evening, it looked like Joe Girardi could have used someone like Drew on his bench. As Francisco Cervelli exited with a strained hamstring, he could have moved Kelly Johnson back over to first, Yangervis Solarte back to third and slotted Drew in at second. Instead, he brought right fielder Carlos Beltran in for his Major League debut at first base.
Barry Bloom of MLB.com brings news, however, that Hal Steinbrenner has still not been in contact with Drew or his agent Scott Boras. There are no immediate plans to add another infielder, although Derek Jeter has been sidelined for a few games with a leg injury and the club will have to bring up John Ryan Murphy to replace Cervelli.
For Stephen Drew, it looks like he will have to wait until after the draft to land a job.
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