The Red Sox received some good news regarding shortstop Stephen Drew on Thursday.
Drew has been cleared to resume baseball activities after visiting concussion specialist Dr. Michael Collins at the University of Pittsburgh.
Despite the good news, it’s likely the Red Sox will continue to take it slow as Drew continues to work his way back from a concussion he suffered after getting hit in the head by a pitch on March 7. That means Drew might still be sidelined when the Sox open up against the Yankees on April 1.
“We’ll probably have a better sense of that by the end of the weekend,” general manager Ben Cherington told reporters. “But we’re certainly fighting the calendar a little bit. We don’t want him to be in a position where he’s having to rush at-bats just to make it for a certain date. But [it's] generally good news and he seems to be heading in the right direction.”
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