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Stephen Drew cleared to resume baseball activities

Mar 21, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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Stephen Drew has been sidelined by post-concussion symptoms since March 7, but the Red Sox shortstop has been cleared to resume baseball activities after being examined by a specialist in Pittsburgh.

There’s no timetable for his return to game action and Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that once Drew does resume playing in games it’ll be on the minor-league side of camp so the Red Sox can potentially backdate a season-opening disabled list stint. If he were to play in a major-league spring game a DL stint could only be backdated to that point.

So good news overall for Drew, but his status for Opening Day remains in doubt and Jose Iglesias will probably be breaking camp with the Red Sox.

  1. proudlycanadian - Mar 21, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    It is nice to see some good news about Drew!

  2. tfbuckfutter - Mar 21, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    I have a feeling planning around his DL trips is going to be a season-long effort.

  3. Joe - Mar 22, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    “Sox consider placing Drew on the DL.” Where have I heard that before?

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