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Drury placed on DL with broken left hand

CT scan reveals fracture from HBP on July 24; Urena recalled
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TORONTO -- Brandon Drury was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday after a CT scan revealed that the 25-year-old has been dealing with a fracture in his left hand since his final game with the Yankees.

"I got hit on the hand a couple days before I got traded in New York," Drury said. "X-rays came back clean. It wasn't really getting any better, so I just wanted to get a CT scan on it and see if anything was wrong, and it was broken."

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TORONTO -- Brandon Drury was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday after a CT scan revealed that the 25-year-old has been dealing with a fracture in his left hand since his final game with the Yankees.

"I got hit on the hand a couple days before I got traded in New York," Drury said. "X-rays came back clean. It wasn't really getting any better, so I just wanted to get a CT scan on it and see if anything was wrong, and it was broken."

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Drury was injured July 24 in the fifth inning against the Rays when he was hit on the hand by Yonny Chirinos. He was removed for a pinch-runner and traded to Toronto two days later.

Video: NYY@TB: Drury gets hit by pitch, later leaves game

In eight games with the Blue Jays, Drury struggled at the plate, connecting for just four hits in 26 at-bats.

"I was doing everything I could to play through it," Drury said. "It just came to a point where I couldn't swing right, I couldn't catch the ball right."

He had a pair of hits in his last game in Seattle on Saturday, but tests the following day revealed a fracture in his fifth metacarpal, located near his left wrist. He will be in a cast for two weeks and re-evaluated after that, according to the club.

"He was scuffling a little bit offensively," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "But you could tell a part of that was because that wrist was nagging him."

Video: TOR@SEA: Drury pulls RBI double down the line in 9th

Toronto acquired Drury in a three-player deal with the Yankees before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, acquiring the Yankees' No. 19 overall prospect, Billy McKinney, for left-hander J.A. Happ.

The Blue Jays called up Richard Urena from Triple-A Buffalo in the corresponding move. Urena was 5-for-18 in 11 Major League games this season. He has struggled in the Minors this year, hitting .206 with a .234 OBP in 63 games. Urena is ranked as Toronto's No. 23 prospect by MLB Pipeline.

"I don't know how long he'll last, I don't know how long [Lourdes Gurriel Jr.] will be [on the DL]," Gibbons said. "I'm sure you'll see [Urena] pinch-run a couple times. He's a good little player, he's still putting his game together, I'm sure you'll see him a time or two."

Aaron Rose is a reporter for MLB.com based in Toronto.

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