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Among the most exciting things about the first four games of the Red Sox’ season has been Jose Iglesias‘ offensive emergence. The young infielder is 7-for-12 so far, which is a drastic improvement over the .118 he hit in 2012. But Iglesias wasn’t supposed to start the year as Boston’s starting shortstop. That job was supposed to be Stephen Drew‘s, who is currently recovering from a concussion he suffered during spring training. Drew is expected to return on Monday with his starting role intact. Check out the video above to hear what the Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham thinks the Red Sox will do with Iglesias once Drew returns. Abraham and NESN’s Tom Caron also discuss what the Red Sox’s shortstop position will look like for years to come.

Your Morning Dump...where Drew's return is delayed

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Because Portland’s game was postponed Saturday, the Sox have elected to leave shortstop Stephen Drew with the Sea Dogs for games Sunday and Monday, thus pushing his return to Boston back to Wednesday’s...

Report: Stephen Drew Expected to Join Red Sox on Wednesday

Stephen Drew is nearing his return, although it doesn’t appear he’ll be in Boston for Monday’s home opener. According to The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham, Drew will continue his rehab stint in Portland on Sunday and Monday, and the shortstop is expected to join the Red Sox in Boston on Wednesday. Drew is in the midst of returning from a concussion he suffered while getting...

Red Sox Stephen Drew aiming for Wednesday return

Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew was initially aiming to return from his concussion in time for today’s home opener against the Baltimore Orioles. However, a postponed rehab start will push back Drew’s Red Sox debut, as the team is now hoping to have him in the lineup by Wednesday, according to Sean McAdam of CSN New England. Drew was slated to continue his...

Stephen Drew Criticism Unfair, Especially When Skeptics Unreasonably Turn to Family Ties

Whether it’s just his last name or a sense of Deja Vu, Stephen Drew has already gotten a bad rap among many Red Sox fans, and it’s unfair. Now, let’s be clear. Not all Sox fans are hating on Drew, as many are excited for the offensive potential he’ll bring to the Boston lineup upon his return. A quick scan of some comments sections, message boards and various social media...

Jose Iglesias Suffers Right Arm Contusion While Getting Hit by Pitch in Game Against Blue Jays

Jose Iglesias battled like a champ on Friday night, but it was obvious he wouldn’t be able to finish the game. Iglesias left Friday’s game against the Blue Jays after the third inning with a right arm contusion. Iglesias suffered the injury when he was hit by a 93 mph fastball from Josh Johnson during an at-bat in the second inning. The Red Sox shortstop did all he could to push...

Red Sox Jose Iglesias day-to-day with arm contusion

Boston Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias exited last night’s contest against the Toronto Blue Jays in the third inning after being hit on the arm by a pitch. The injury has been diagnosed as a right arm contusion, and the Red Sox are considering him as day-to-day, according to Ricky Doyle of NESN. Iglesias was hit in the arm by a 93 mph fastball from Blue Jays’ starter...

Jose Iglesias says he will be fine

After a hot start for the young Red Sox shortstop, Jose Iglesias was hit by a pitch early in Friday night's game against the Blue Jays. Initially staying in the game, he was then taken out and replaced by Pedro Ciriaco. Word is, Iglesias did not suffer a major injury and could be back sooner rather than later: "It feels tight, but I'll be [alright]," Iglesias...

Recap: Farrell, Sox take Game 1

(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette) The Red Sox beat Toronto 6-4 -- blah blah blah -- we'll get to that in a moment.  The big story here is that everybody's favorite Jose Iglesias got hit with a Josh Johnson fastball in the arm and had to leave the game.  The good news is that he stayed in the game for a spell after getting pegged (and made one of those soon...

Daniel Nava Gets Start at First Base While Jose Iglesias Returns to Shortstop After Day Off

The Red Sox are giving Mike Napoli a bit of a rest on Sunday. Napoli will DH for the Red Sox while Daniel Nava gets his first big league start at first base. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jose Iglesias return to the lineup batting seventh and ninth respectively. Iglesias was given a planned day off on Saturday, though it likely didn’t hurt the decision to rest the rookie shortstop...

Red Sox @ Yankees, Thursday April 4

Time: 7:05 PM TV: NESN, MLBN Location: Yankee Stadium  Red Sox (2-0, 2-0 away) Ellsbury CF Victorino RF Pedroia 2B Napoli 1B Gomes DH Middlebrooks 3B Bradley LF Ross C Iglesias SS Pitching: Dempster  Yankees (0-2, 0-2 home) Gardner CF Cano 2B Youkilis 3B Hafner DH Wells LF Suzuki RF Nunez SS Overbay 1B Cervelli C Pitching: Pettitte News, Notes, and What to Watch For The Red...

Red Sox @ Blue Jays, Friday April 5

Time: 7:07 PM TV: NESN Location: Yankee Stadium  Red Sox (2-1, 2-1 away) Ellsbury CF Nava DH Pedroia 2B Napoli 1B Saltalamacchia C Middlebrooks 3B Victorino RF Bradley LF Iglesias SS Pitching: Doubront Blue Jays (1-2, 1-2 home) Reyes SS Bonifacio 2B Cabrera LF Encarnacion 1B Arencibia C Davis RF Rasmus CF DeRosa DH Izturis 3B Pitching: Johnson News, Notes, and What to Watch...
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