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Stephen Drew lands on disabled list with right hamstring tightness

Jul 6, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

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The Red Sox placed shortstop Stephen Drew on the 15-day disabled list yesterday after he missed a week of action due to right hamstring tightness.

Drew suffered the injury running to second base on a double last Friday against the Blue Jays. While he has made progress over the past few days, he told Ian Browne of that it just makes more sense “to let it heal up.” He’ll be eligible to return on July 14, which is the final day before the All-Star break.

After joining the Red Sox over the winter on a one-year, $9.5 million contract, Drew is batting .233/.313/.409 with five home runs and 31 RBI in 66 games this season. The hot-hitting Jose Iglesias has handled shortstop duties during his absence while Brandon Snyder has received most of the playing time at third base.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Seriously, don’t rush back. Two guys making 1/20th your salary are outplaying you – imagine you’re J.D. and take a whole month.

    • kjericho43 - Jul 6, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      Agreed. Played well for a while, but whatever. Cost 9 mill to figure out that Iglesias just might be ready after all.

      • Glenn - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:15 PM

        – Because everyone foresaw Inglesias batting .400?

  2. tfbuckfutter - Jul 6, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    A Drew on the DL?

    That’s unpossible.

  3. onbucky96 - Jul 6, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Ah, injured again. Just like Big Brother.

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