Major League Baseball cleared Boston Red Sox shortstop
Stephen Drew to play in games earlier this week after he was diagnosed with a
concussion during spring training. The offseason acquisition is making strides
in his recovery, and he could be ready to return in time to rejoin the Red Sox
for their home opener Monday against the Baltimore Orioles, according to Tim Britton of The Providence Journal.
Manager John Farrell told reporters that Drew is showing
improvement and feeling better through his rehab.
"He started to turn the corner in terms of day-to-day
feeling consistent without the spinning sensation that he was going
through," Farrell said. "The game speed he's been involved with, that
hasn't increased any of those symptoms. He's in a good place right now, all
Drew has been on the Red Sox seven-day disabled list for
concussions. He was hit in the head by a pitch last month, and he’s been
recovering since. Because he’s been cleared, he’ll now have an opportunity to
play in five minor league rehab games before he’s eligible to come off the DL.
Boston would like him to participate in at least four contests, which would put
Drew in line to return in time for Monday’s home opener against the Birds.
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