Yanks' infield fills out with return of Drew, Petit

Yanks' infield fills out with return of Drew, Petit

The Yankees boosted their infield depth on Thursday, when they reinstated Stephen Drew from the paternity list and recalled veteran Gregorio Petit from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Drew, batting .190 with 11 home runs in 65 games this season, last played for the Yankees on Monday night.

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Petit, 30, has played in 17 games this season for the Yankees, and he's batting .200 with five RBIs in 35 at-bats. Petit played in three games for Class A Advanced Tampa and nine games for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before his return, and he's a .263 career hitter in 186 at-bats in the Major Leagues.

Drew, 32, began last season with the Red Sox and was dealt to the Yankees at the non-waiver Trade Deadline in exchange for Kelly Johnson. Drew became a free agent and signed back with the Yankees in January. Drew is a .253 hitter with 1,011 hits in 1,086 career games.

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.