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MLB Injury News:
Stephen Drew has missed the last few games due to a hamstring injury, and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell told Michael Periatt
of MLB.com that the shortstop will be out until at least Friday as a result of
"He's improving," Farrell said. "He was able
to get out and do some running today, some light jogging. But he's been
responding favorable to treatment. [We] don't have a projected date this week
when he'd get back on the field."
Drew suffered the injury during Friday’s contest against the
Toronto Blue Jays. He exited the game after experiencing tightness in his right
hamstring. The injury hasn’t caused Drew to hit the disabled list, but it will
keep him out of the Red Sox’ lineup at least until Friday’s weekend series
against the San Diego Padres.
Boston will continue to monitor Drew to see if he does
require a stint on the DL to allow the hamstring to fully recover. The Red Sox
don’t want to rush him back so as to prevent aggravating the injury which will
result in an even more extended absence.
Drew has hit .233/.313/.409 with 14 doubles, six triples and
five home runs over 262 plate appearances for the Red Sox this season. In his
absence, Boston has used Jose Iglesias at shortstop.
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