Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew has been cleared by
Major League Baseball to resume playing in games after passing concussion
testing, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.
MLB has cleared Red Sox SS Stephen Drew to begin playing in games. He has been out since March 7 with a concussion
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) April 2, 2013
Drew has been sidelined since March 7 due to a concussion
and the symptoms that followed. He sustained the injury when he was hit in the
head by a pitch during a spring training contest.
Initially after suffering the HBP, Drew appeared to be
unfazed. However, later in the night while he was reading he became dizzy and he reported blurred vision. At that point, the Red Sox shut him down.
Drew has since been cleared to resume baseball-related activities, though he wasn’t given the OK to resume playing in actual games
until recently. Now that he’s able to play, Drew will likely require some time
in extended spring training or on minor league rehab assignment before joining the
While Drew continues to recover, Boston will use Jose
Iglesias as their regular shortstop. The Red Sox signed Drew to a one-year,
$9.5 million contract this offseason.
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