I'm not sure Drury is all that attached to the #23. He came up as #37 and then switched to #18 before coming to Buffalo and picking 23 because his numbers were taken and he was always a fan of Don Mattingly's.
I could see Drury letting Gomez take the #23 and grabbing one of his old #s.
and Drury has been wearing #23 paying homage to his childhood idol Don Mattingly, hence why he wanted it still, and especially now playing IN new york like donnie baseball did, i think thats why he asked to keep it and will still keep it.
Have Scottie take #24 and erase the bad #24 (ozo) mojo.