Found July 05, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Boston Red Sox were hoping to have shortstop Stephen Drew back in the lineup on Friday, but it appears now that Saturday is more likely. MLB.com's Michael Periatt reports that Drew will sit out again on Friday due to tightness in his right hamstring but could play on Saturday at the Los Angeles Angels. Drew exited the game on June 28 early and has not played since. So far, he has avoided the disabled list, and he has progressed through his recovery. Drew has been running without reporting any issues that may delay him any further. Manager John Farrell feels that Saturday is the right time to play Drew again. Said Farrell, "Stephen will run again today and we're getting closer to hopefully staying away from the DL. We're thinking Saturday might be a day he's back in the starting lineup if he's continues to progress as he has the past couple days, so he's moving in the right direction." According to Periatt, if Drew cannot play Saturday, then the Red Sox may consider a possible DL stint. That may also mean calling up another relief pitcher. So far during Drew's absence, the Red Sox starters have pitched deep enough not to need an extra bullpen arm. If Drew heads to the DL, then another reliever may fill Drew's roster spot. Drew is a solid shortstop who has committed only three errors in 66 games this season. His .233 average is well below his career average of .263, but with the league-leading offense that Boston has, steady defense is more than enough. Jose Iglesias has provided flawless defense and a steady bat while filling in for Drew. Follow Raymond on Twitter @RayBureau. Like Raymond’s “Baseball Bureau” page on Facebook. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Papi In The Pinch; Red Sox Beat Halos, 6-2

(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)David Ortiz came off the bench in the 8th inning last night and extended Boston's lead from one to three runs with one swing, helping beat the Angels, 6-2. The two-run shot was the fifth pinch-hit HR of the DH's career (the first with Boston was also against the Angels in 2003). Felix Doubront had yet another good start—albeit with some rough...

Jose Iglesias Named AL Rookie of the Month for June

Boston Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias has been voted American League Rookie of the Month for June. He is the first Red Sox rookie to claim the award since teammate Jacoby Ellsbury in September 2007. Iglesias batted .395 (34-for-86) with four doubles, two triples, one home run, six RBI, 17 runs scored and eight walks in 25 games, tallying 11 multi-hit contests during the period...

Recap: Sox hit everything, sweep Padres

(AP Photo/Winslow Townson) It was another one of those "everyone hits" game, as 8 starting Sox' batters recorded two or more hits in the 8-2 victory over the Padres. The only one to record only one hit was Brandon Snyder, though it was a solo homer for his first of the season. So, we can excuse him for getting only one hit. It will take all afternoon to breakdown...

Red Sox Wearing Special Stars and Stripes Hats in Honor of Fourth of July During Game Against Padres (Photo)

If it’s a special day in America, it’s a special day at the ballpark, and this Independence Day is no exception. The Red Sox will be wearing white Stars and Stripes caps for their afternoon game against the Padres on Thursday. Tributes are also in line at Fenway Park. While a full view of the new headwear will be available in just a couple of hours as the Sox take the field,...

Red Sox’ Impressive Depth Playing Big Role in Success Through First Half of Season (Video)

The buzz is back at Fenway Park. The Red Sox have an American League-leading 51-34 record so far this season, and the team is showing no signs of slowing. Their momentum is due, in part, to the depth on the Sox roster. There have been peaks and valleys, but it’s been hard to pinpoint one player on the roster who has single-handedly carried the team. Watch the video above to hear...

Angels May Need Extra Help on Mound to Fend Off Red-Hot Red Sox (Video)

It’s no secret that the Red Sox are hot right now. They own the best record in the American League and the second best in MLB with 54 wins. That’s why the Angels’ pitching choice for Saturday night’s late-night matchup is so interesting — the west coast team could be setting themselves up for failure. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks down why that is in the above video...

Four Real? Sweep ! Red Sox vs Padres 7-4-13

Pete Lepak RedSoxLife Staff Writer  Game 87 Allen Webster (see my January article on him here) finally got his first win of his career on Thursday afternoon, and the night time fireworks coundn't have been more appropriate. Webster pitched six innings, giving up two runs in a quality start that he has been waiting his whole career for. Boston bats fully supported Webster...

Webster reacts to first big league win

The Guru Contributing Writer It took five starts, but Red Sox rookie pitcher Allen Webster finally earned his first major league win as Boston downed the Padres 8-2. Webster, one of the players acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in last year’s blockbuster deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to LA said, “It’s a huge relief, just a...

Red Sox Clay Buccholz feels like he's 'turned a corner'

After uncertainty surrounding Clay Buccholz's recovery and estimated timetable for return, clarity may be coming.  Buccholz, who is recovering from right shoulder bursitis, has had trouble getting over the rehab hump, but now he is feeling better.  Buccholz may be returning after just one rehab start. Evan Drelich of MassLive.com says Buccholz threw from 100 feet on flat...

Red Sox 2, Padres 1

Pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes homered leading off the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the suddenly offensively challenged San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Mike Carp had two hits and scored a run for Boston, which is 7-1 on its nine-game homestand that concludes Thursday against the Padres. Carlos Quentin went 3 for 4 with a double and two singles for the...

Your Morning Dump...where Gomes is more than a clubhouse guy

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. Jonny Gomes gets a lot of praise for being a "good clubhouse guy." But after Wednesday night's pinch-hit walk-off home run at Fenway Park in a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres, Gomes should probably...

Jonny Gomes: Walk this way

The Guru Contributing Writer Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley has his own form of baseball vernacular. Words like "high cheese", "electric gas", "hair" and "iron" all seem to make their way into an Eck conversation. But it was in 1993 that Eckersley coined a phrase that is universally used across baseball now: the walk-off. Does it seem like...

2014 NFL Draft: Florida QB Jeff Driskel Signs With the Boston Red Sox

College football is demanding on 18-22 year olds, especially at the division one level and even moreso at the BCS level. However, despite being the starting quarterback at one of the best programs in the country, Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel has decided to sign with the Boston Red Sox. Though not unheard of, Driskel will be taking a chance in stunting his football development...

2013 All-Star teams announced: Ortiz, Buchholz and Pedroia get the call

The Guru Contributing Writer The American League and National League All-Star teams have been announced. The starters were selected by fan votes. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was voted in as the AL starting DH and starting pitcher Clay Buchholz was also named to the starting rotation but will likely be replaced due to injury. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be...

Red Sox Look to Continue Momentum From Impressive Homestand, Slow Down Surging Angels

After their most successful homestand in more than three years, the Boston Red Sox will begin a 1o-game West Coast road trip on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. Felix Doubront will get the nod in the series opener, and he will need to have his best stuff in order to slow down an Angels team that has won eight of its last nine games. The Sox are coming off a hot streak of their...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.