The New York Yankees are trying to fill holes in both their rotation and the infield, and they may see solutions to both problems in the desert.
It's unclear how advanced the discussions are.
Drury is a third baseman by trade, but was the Diamondbacks' primary second baseman last season. His positional flexibility (he also has some experience in the outfield) could be attractive to the Yankees, who now have holes at both infield positions after trading All-Star second baseman Starlin Castro and third baseman Chase Headley.
Top prospect Gleyber Torres is expected to play second base next season pending his full recovery from Tommy John surgery, meaning Drury could feasibly move back to his natural position on a full-time basis if he landed in New York.
The 25-year-old, who's not eligible for arbitration until next season, hit .267/.317/.447 with 13 homers and 63 RBIs while recording five defensive runs saved at second base for the wild-card-winning D-Backs.
Corbin, meanwhile, can be added to the list of young arms being chased by the Yankees as they try to add more depth to their rotation. The 27-year-old southpaw, who hails from the Syracuse, N.Y., area, posted a 4.03 ERA and a career-high 178 strikeouts in 33 appearances (32 starts) for Arizona last season.
Unlike Drury, Corbin is only under team control for one more season before reaching free agency. He's projected by MLB Trade Rumors to earn $8.3 million in arbitration.
New York has been connected to multiple pitchers who might be available on the trade market in recent days, including Detroit Tigers All-Star Michael Fulmer and Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole. The team is also reportedly interested in free-agent right-hander Alex Cobb.