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Stephen Drew finishes rehab assignment with a homer

Apr 9, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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Stephen Drew completed his four-game minor-league rehab assignment yesterday at Double-A by going 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk.

Drew was just 2-for-13 overall on the rehab stint, but reported no concussion-related problems and got plenty of work in defensively, including eight innings yesterday.

Boston has today off on the schedule, so he’s expected to come off the seven-day concussion disabled list and join the Red Sox on Wednesday, pushing fill-in shortstop Jose Iglesias to the bench or Triple-A despite a nice start.

  1. uyf1950 - Apr 9, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    I would think Red Sox fans have to be a little torn on Drew’s return if it means Iglesias sits on the bench or worse yet get sent to Triple A. After he’s starting to show some of that offensive promise Sox fans have been hoping for.
    The bad part is that I think at least part of the decision to start Drew when he returns is based mostly on financial reasons. The Red Sox signed Drew for $9.5MM plus a $.5MM incentive. I think they probably on’t want to see that much of their investment sitting on the bench. Just my opinion.

  2. hojo20 - Apr 9, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    The team is playing well now, it’s too bad Drew’s big contract is going to force him in the lineup. I wish they’d ride the lineup with Iglesias in it until the Sox cool off.

  3. ienjoysensi - Apr 9, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Yankees suck

    • mickeylolich1968 - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:09 PM

      Red sox fans party in April, Yankees fans party in October.
      Except for 2004 naturally, and every other year the Yankees take a beat down in the playoffs. (LIke LAST YEAR FOR EXAMPLE, thank you Tigers!)
      Every year the Yankees get off to a slow start and we think, “perhaps this year they really do suck”, only to see them pass the sox by in July.
      I`m sure this year will be different…sigh

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