Blue Jays place Drury on DL, recall Urena

 Infielder Richard Urena was recalled from triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Amanda Fewer

Infielder Richard Urena was recalled from triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Amanda Fewer

By Kevin Glew

Canadian Baseball Network.

The Toronto Blue Jays placed Brandon Drury on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday due to a fractured hand.

They have recalled infielder Richard Urena from triple-A Buffalo to take Drury's roster spot.

Drury, who was acquired from the New York Yankees along with outfielder Billy McKinney for left-hander J.A. Happ on July 26, reportedly sustained the injury when he was hit by a pitch in a game on July 24 while with the Bronx Bombers. The injury had been diagnosed as a bone bruise, but after Drury complained of continued discomfort in his hand, a CT scan revealed the fracture.

Drury will be in a cast for two weeks and then re-evaluated after that.

The 25-year-old infielder was 4-for-26 (.154 batting average) in eight games for the Blue Jays. Earlier in the season, he hit .176 in 18 contests with the Yankees. This is Drury's fourth major league season. He spent his first three campaigns with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Urena returns for another big league stint with the Blue Jays.  He went 5-for-18 (.278 batting average) in 11 games for the club earlier this year.  He also batted .206 in 21 games for the Blue Jays in 2017.

The 22-year-old Dominican infielder has spent the bulk of 2018 with the triple-A Bisons where he has batted .213 with four home runs in 56 games.