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Stephen Drew will see concussion specialist in Pittsburgh

Mar 18, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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Stephen Drew remains sidelined by post-concussion symptoms and Evan Drellich of MLB.com reports that the Red Sox shortstop will travel to Pittsburgh to be examined by a concussion specialist.

Drew suffered a concussion on March 7 when he was hit on the helmet by a pitch, and his status for Opening Day is very much in doubt. In fact, Drellich writes that “it seems all but guaranteed now” that Drew will begin the season on the disabled list.

Slick-fielding prospect Jose Iglesias would fill in for Drew as the starting shortstop, with Pedro Ciriaco in a utility infielder role.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Mar 18, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    This is going to stretch out all year.

    I bet anything.

    He won’t play more than 60-80 games between this and whatever else happens.

    That has been the Red Sox way lately.

  2. carpi2 - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Post concussion symptoms are tricky. They have destroyed the careers of Brian Roberts & Justin Morneau. Looks like Jose Iglesias will be the full-time SS this year.

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