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Stephen Drew | Third Baseman | #10

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 202
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (15) / ARZ
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Stephen Drew (hamstring) has been ramping up his activities.
There are no specifics beyond that, but it looks like Drew is making progress. He should have a shot to make it back relatively early into May. Apr 24 - 7:16 PM

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Nationals placed INF Stephen Drew on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Drew suffered the injury while leaving the batter's box on a groundout in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game against the Cardinals. Trea Turner is also on the disabled list currently with a hamstring strain of his own, so Wilmer Difo will take over as the Nationals' starting shortstop. Drew could be out for the rest of April. Turner's injury is a little less serious.
Apr 12 - 12:07 PM

Stephen Drew strained his right hamstring during Tuesday night's game against the Cardinals.

Drew's cleat got caught in the dirt as he left the batter's box on a groundout in the bottom of the fifth inning. Nationals manager Dusty Baker said after the game that the injury is worse than Trea Turner's, and Turner was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday. Wilmer Difo's role with the Nationals just got much larger.
Apr 11 - 10:32 PM

Nationals re-signed INF Stephen Drew to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

The deal includes another $1.2 million in performance-based incentives. Drew was a useful utilityman for the Nationals in 2016, producing a cool .864 OPS with eight home runs and 21 RBI in 70 games while appearing defensively at second base, third base, and shortstop. He will again serve as a backup all around the Nats infield in 2017. Drew turns 34 years old in March.
Jan 26 - 12:30 PM

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have re-signed Stephen Drew.

It's a one-year contract worth $3.5 million, with another $1.2 million available through performance-based bonuses. Drew posted a surprising .864 OPS with eight home runs and 21 RBI in 165 plate appearances last season with Washington while making starts at second base, third base, and shortstop. The veteran left-handed hitter will return in 2017 as an active utility infielder.
Jan 26 - 11:07 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Nationals and Angels are among the teams looking at free agent infielder Stephen Drew.

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reported last week that the Angels have had preliminary talks with Drew. The Nationals remain interested in bringing him back, but he could have a more prominent role with the Angels. Drew turns 34 years old next March and batted .266 with eight homers and an .864 OPS over 165 plate appearances this past season.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 08:44:00 AM

According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, the Angels have had preliminary talks with free agent infielder Stephen Drew.

Fletcher notes, however, that Drew is "one of many candidates" the Angels are considering to boost their infield depth. Drew hit well for the Nationals this summer over 165 plate appearances (.864 OPS), but it has been years since he's been a reliable player in an everyday role. Drew will turn 34 years old next March.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 06:15:00 PM

Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports believes there is "mutual interest" in Stephen Drew returning to the Nationals next season.

Drew enjoyed a solid second half (.308 AVG after the break) and has been a leader in the Nats' clubhouse. His return will depend on how the Nats plan on using Trea Turner, who played almost exclusively in center field this year but spent most of his minor league career at shortstop. If Turner moves back to shortstop, the Nats would likely keep Danny Espinosa as a backup infielder, eliminating the need for Drew.
Source: MASN Sports
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 06:29:00 PM

Stephen Drew went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.

Drew had a big two-run single in the first inning to widen the Nats' early lead, and they never looked back. In his last four games, Drew is 6-for-15 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored, and with Daniel Murphy still sidelined it's likely the 33-year-old continues to get regular playing time as the season winds down. Drew is hitting .281/.345/.539 in 64 games this year.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Stephen Drew (ear) could be available to hit off the bench against the Braves on Wednesday.

Drew was activated off the 15-day disabled list earlier on Wednesday. He landed there in late July after a right ear issue began to cause symptoms of vertigo. Drew said that those symptoms are subsiding, but still remain by degrees.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Nationals activated INF Stephen Drew from the 15-day disabled list.

Drew missed all of August due to symptoms of vertigo brought on by a right inner-ear issue. The veteran infielder is batting .262/.319/.563 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 51 games this season for Washington. He's been surprisingly useful when healthy.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 02:55:00 PM

Stephen Drew (ear) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Potomac on Thursday.

He should rejoin the Nationals early next week if all goes well. Drew has been sidelined since late July with symptoms of vertigo caused by a right inner-ear issue.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Stephen Drew (ear) has ramped up baseball activities in the last couple of days.

"He's talking like he'll be ready for action soon," said Nationals manager Dusty Baker. Drew had been experiencing symptoms of vertigo due to a right inner-ear issue. He visited a specialist last Wednesday and has making making good progress since. A mid-September return seems feasible.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 05:01:00 PM

Stephen Drew visited an inner-ear specialist Wednesday and received a shot.

Drew is experiencing symptoms of vertigo due to a right inner-ear issue. The hope here is that the symptoms will begin to dissipate within two weeks, but there is still no timetable for his return.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Stephen Drew (ear) played catch and performed infield drills on Sunday.

Drew was placed on the disabled list late last month after he was diagnosed with a vestibular (inner ear) issue in his right ear. Bill Ladson of MLB.com hears from a baseball source that he's still experiencing dizzy spells, so the timetable for his return is up in the air.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 08:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
3Jose Marmolejos
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Kelley
2Koda Glover
3Blake Treinen
4Sammy Solis
5Oliver Perez
6Joe Blanton
7Enny Romero
8Matt Albers