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Stephen Drew cleared to play in games after concussion

Apr 2, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT

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Stephen Drew is on the seven-day concussion disabled list, but Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that MLB has cleared the Red Sox shortstop to play in games.

Drew has been out since a pitch to the helmet left him with a concussion on March 7, experiencing post-concussion symptoms that included dizziness, so he’ll likely need some time at extended spring training before potentially joining the Red Sox’s lineup.

Jose Iglesias is filling in at shortstop for Drew, who signed with the Red Sox on a one-year, $9.5 million contract this offseason.

  1. 13arod - Apr 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    i heard that before he was cleared to resume games then they put him on 7 day concousion list are they sure this time

    • sabatimus - Apr 2, 2013 at 6:40 PM

      They already did.

  2. gbrim - Apr 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Apart from this concussion, last year’s serious leg injury, and the reputation of his brother J.D., Stephen has been plagued by nagging injuries that seemed to linger far longer than would be expected. Here is hoping he snaps back quickly and doesn’t repeat his DBacks days. If not, he will be a talented guy who ends up a bench player for a few years.

    • Glenn - Apr 2, 2013 at 10:10 PM

      Are you suggesting that Drew is faking the concussion tests or that the highly athletic Drew family is some how more susceptible to concussions? Stephen’s injuries seem to be real, not the “nursing” the hangnail variety that plagued JD. Or so I keep telling myself.

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