Found July 18, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Stephen Drew has suddenly become one of the most injury-prone players in the league.  That might be an exaggeration, but after his devastating ankle injury in 2011, Drew has struggled to stay on the field.  Last year, he played in 79 total games.  This season, he has played in 66.  Fortunately, the Boston Red Sox should have him available soon.  He is set to start a rehab assignment today. Stephen Drew will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Portland on Thursday. — Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) July 17, 2013 Drew was once considered one of the best shortstops in the league.  Unfortunately, injuries have stripped him of that designation.  He can still add value, but the Red Sox have been doing just fine without him.  Drew will need to find a way to continue earning his playing time when he returns. The 30-year old is hitting .233/.313/.409 this season.  Overall in his career, Drew is a .263/.327/.432 hitter.  He has played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who eventually traded him to the Oakland A's, and now he is in his first year with the Red Sox.  Boston signed him to a one-year deal worth $9.5 million prior to the start of this season. Drew has been on the DL since the beginning of July with a hamstring strain.  He has been rehabbing the injury and making sure he was able to run and field completely before being sent out on this rehab assignment.  This assignment should be the last stop before Drew is activated, though. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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