Brandon Drury, the Yankees' newest addition, arrived at the team's spring training camp in Tampa after being acquired from the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in a three-team trade that saw the Yankees ship out prospects 2B Nick Solak and RHP Taylor Widener.
Though having been on the team for mere days, Drury is already speaking like a Yankee veteran by publically focusing his attention on the World Series.
"I'm excited. I want to win a World Series, that's the goal here,'' Drury said, via Pete Caldera of Record. "We've got the guys to do it. So, to join a group of guys like this, it's special to me.''
Drury admits that playing for the Yankees is a dream come true as Derek Jeter was his favorite player growing up.
"(It's) a dream come true. This is the team I watched growing up, so to be here it's just unbelievable,'' said Drury.
As spring training games are set to begin, it's expected that Drury will be the team's starting third baseman on Opening Day. Manager Aaron Boone expects Drury will take full advantage of his opportunity with his new team.
"He sees the opportunity in front of him coming to our club,'' said Boone. "I see a talented player, a guy that's in really good shape. And I think his eyes are really lighting up right now because of the opportunity that exists here. We think he's going to impact our club. We feel like there's more in there, and we can help him get the rest of it out.''
In 135 games for the Diamondbacks last season, Drury hit .267 with 13 home runs an 63 RBIs. Despite those being respectable numbers, the 25-year-old is promising improvements.
"I don't think I've done anything like what I'm capable of,'' Drury said.