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Red Sox activate Stephen Drew from concussion DL

Apr 10, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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As expected, the Red Sox have activated shortstop Stephen Drew from the seven-day concussion disabled list after he avoided setbacks during a four-game minor league rehab assignment.

Drew went just 2-for-13 on his rehab stint, but homered in his final game while playing eight innings defensively. And most importantly he hasn’t reported any dizziness or other post-concussions symptoms recently. It’s been more than a month since Drew was hit in the helmet by a pitch.

Jose Iglesias started six of seven games in Drew’s absence, going 9-for-20 with some impressive plays defensively, but the Red Sox are committed to Drew after signing him to a one-year, $9.5 million deal.

  1. Jack Marshall - Apr 10, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    The Boston scribes have been shamelessly thumping for Iglesias, and saying really dumb things in the process, like “If you need offense from your shortstop, your offense isn’t good enough anyway.” There is no indication as all that Iglesias is anything but a 21st century Dal Maxville, and it’s amazing that in the statistical age supposed pros would still write that a good glove can more than compensate for sub-sub-par offense.

    Boston’s baseball sportswriting used to be astute and mean; now it’s ignorant and mean.

    • dan1111 - Apr 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      I agree with your larger point about sports writing, but cutting edge statistical analysis considers defense very important. Early sabermetrics may have de-emphasized the glove (certainly that was how Moneyball popularized it), but that has changed with advances in analysis of defense.

  2. proudlycanadian - Apr 10, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Good for Drew. I hate to see players in all sports who suffer from this type of problem.

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