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Stephen Drew | Second Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Florida State
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Stephen Drew is expected to miss the entire postseason due to his concussion issues.
Drew is dealing with a vestibular concussion that he sustained when he was hit in the face with a ground ball on September 9. Since then, he has battled severe dizziness and can't shake the post-concussion symptoms. Dustin Ackley and Robert Refsnyder will share the load at second base in his absence. Oct 3 - 12:08 PM

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Stephen Drew has started just three games since September 9 due to a head injury that he said doctors are "leaning toward" calling a concussion.

Drew was hit in the face with a ground ball on September 9 and has gone through dizzy spells since then. Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't plan on having Drew available for the rest of the season. "We haven’t seen really any improvement for these 10 days," Girardi said. "I don’t know what’s going to turn it around." Dustin Ackley and Rob Refsnyder have been holding down second base in Drew's absence.
Sep 30 - 9:04 AM

Stephen Drew is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.

Drew has been swinging a hot bat in recent weeks and finally has his batting average above the Mendoza line. He'll sit down against tough left-hander Matt Moore though in favor of Brendan Ryan.
Sep 5 - 10:28 AM

Stephen Drew had a big game Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Red Sox.

Drew hit a three-run homer in the third inning, one of five home runs in the game. It was the latest in a stretch of good games for Drew, who is 9-for-12 with two doubles, two homers, nine RBI and six runs scored in his last four games. On the year, Drew is hitting just .211/.281/.404.
Sep 2 - 7:51 PM

Stephen Drew went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in the Yankees' 20-6 rout of the Braves on Sunday.

Drew singled and scored in the Yankees' three-run second inning, hit a two-run shot in the Yankees' four-run third inning, drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning, and then singled twice and scored another run in the Yankees' nine-run seventh. Drew bumped his batting average from .192 to .201 and his OPS from .632 to .659 in the big afternoon victory for the current American League Wild Card leaders.
Aug 30 - 5:36 PM

Stephen Drew is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

Drew continues to scuffle offensively, slashing just .194/.263/.381 on the season, though he has shown surprising pop with 13 homers and 32 RBI in 289 at-bats. Brendan Ryan is drawing the start at second base and hitting ninth for the Yankees against tough opposing southpaw David Price.
Aug 8 - 11:01 AM

Stephen Drew went 3-for-5 with a double, triple and four RBI in Sunday's 12-3 win over the White Sox.

Drew fell a home run short of the cycle. He doubled in two runs in the fifth inning, then tripled in two more in the seventh. The three-bagger was his first of the season. Despite some nice power numbers, the embattled second baseman is hitting just .199/.268/.390 with 13 homers and 32 RBI. The Mendoza Line is so, so close.
Aug 2 - 6:16 PM

Stephen Drew went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Drew cranked his two-run homer off of Twins reliever Ryan O'Rourke to put an exclamation point on a six-run sixth inning by the Yankees. The bomb was his 13th of the season. Some of his overall stats are, frankly, bizarre. He has a shot at hitting 20 homers for the first time since 2008, yet to this point he's amassed just 28 RBI. Almost half of his hits have either gone for doubles or home runs and he's still slashing a horrific .188/.263/.380. His numbers seem to defy the laws of nature.
Jul 26 - 5:27 PM

Stephen Drew went 1-for-4 with an infield single and a run scored against the Red Sox on Friday.

Drew has 12 home runs through 78 games this season, but he's hitting just .182 with a .257 on-base percentage. The Yankees are set to call up Rob Refsnyder on Saturday and will start him at second base for the final two games going into the All-Star break. Drew's playing time could be at risk in the second half.
Jul 10 - 11:18 PM

Yankees activated 2B Stephen Drew from the paternity leave list.

Drew was excused for two games to welcome a new member of his family. The 32-year-old has 11 home runs in 65 games this season as the Yankees' starting second baseman.
Jun 25 - 10:05 AM

Yankees placed INF Stephen Drew on the paternity leave list.

He should be back in a couple of days. The Yankees have called up Jose Pirela to provide some depth at second base.
Jun 23 - 2:47 PM

Stephen Drew belted a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

The Yankees had three homers on the day (Brian McCann had a solo shot of his own), but they were still outscored 12-4 as the Tigers offense came alive. It's been an odd year for Drew, as he's hitting just .188/.254/.390 overall but now has 11 home runs and three two-homer games this month.
Jun 21 - 4:12 PM

Stephen Drew hit a pair of solo home runs in four at-bats on Tuesday as the Yankees defeated the Nationals.

It's Drew's second multi-homer game in his last three starts; the other occurring on June 5. His first homer gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the third inning, and his second boosted the Yankees' lead to 6-1 in the eighth. Drew now has nine home runs on the season along with 21 RBI and a meager .175/.237/.373 triple-slash line. He hasn't hit 15 home runs in a season since 2010, but he appears to be on a good track to reach that mark this year.
Jun 9 - 10:07 PM

Stephen Drew went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI against the Angels on Friday.

Well, that was unexpected. Drew launched a two-run homer in the bottom of the second inning before hitting a solo blast in the sixth. It was his third career multi-homer game. The 32-year-old is hitting just .173 with a .238 on-base percentage this season, but he has managed to hit seven home runs in 50 games.
Jun 5 - 11:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi plans to stick with Stephen Drew as his starter at second base.

Jose Pirela has started each of the last two games and three out of the last six at second base, but Girardi isn't ready to move away from Drew yet. "I watch his at-bats and I just feel that he’s about to go off on a hot streak," Girardi said. "He gets a few hits one day, and it just hasn’t happened, which I’m surprised. I really am surprised. I thought he had a good spring training. He’s had some big hits for us, but it hasn’t necessarily carried over into his average for us this year, but I still think he’s going to hit." Drew is batting just .176/.271/.353 this season but has provided steady defense.
May 15 - 8:50 AM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3Gary Sanchez
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Dustin Ackley
2Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Aaron Hicks
3Benjamin Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
3Slade Heathcott
RF1Carlos Beltran
DH1Alex Rodriguez
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S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Luis Severino
6Ivan Nova
7Rookie Davis
8Domingo German
9Jose Campos
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R1Andrew Miller
2Dellin Betances
3Justin Wilson
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Bryan Mitchell
7Branden Pinder
8Johnny Barbato
9Caleb Cotham
10James Pazos
11Nick Rumbelow
12Nick Goody
13Jacob Lindgren