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Stephen Drew could be ready for Red Sox home opener

Apr 3, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

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From Tim Britton of the Providence Journal:

After playing two games at extended spring training, shortstop Stephen Drew will begin his rehab assignment on Thursday with Double-A Portland. It’s the Sea Dogs’ opener against the Trenton Thunder.

The plan right now calls for Drew to play four games with Double-A Portland and then join the Red Sox for their home opener on Monday, April 8 against the Orioles. That assumes, of course, that he can avoid setbacks.

Drew suffered a concussion in early March when he was beaned in the batting helmet during a Grapefruit League game. He was finally cleared for game action on Tuesday afternoon.

Jose Iglesias has been filling in at shortstop for the Red Sox.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Apr 4, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Of course the Sox see promise from a prospect at the position and then an injury prone veteran returns from injury….

    I wonder where this is going….

  2. theskinsman - Apr 4, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    Not a terrible problem to have.

  3. danindelray - Apr 4, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    Exactly.

    I think Drew will be good enough in the field and when you think about the rest of the lineup, a decent bat at shortstop could make a real difference in lengthening the lineup. I’d like to see Iglesias prove that he’s figured it out at the plate by raking at Pawtucket. If he does that he’ll force his way back, now or next year.

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