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Stephen Drew | Shortstop

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Stephen Drew went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI against the Blue Jays on Monday.
Drew had five RBI in 99 at-bats before nearly doubling his season total today. He's 7-for-17 with three extra-base hits and four walks in his last five games. We're not ready to suggest picking him up in mixed leagues, but the idea is not nearly so far-fetched as it was a couple of weeks ago. Jul 21 - 9:59 PM

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Stephen Drew is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Astros.

Brock Holt will draw the start in his place at shortstop while Xander Bogaerts covers third base. Drew continues to struggle offensively, slashing just .135/.198/.258 with two homers and five RBI through his first 27 games.
Jul 12 - 12:26 PM

Stephen Drew homered again in the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

The shortstop hit his first home run of 2014 in the first game -- a Red Sox win. Boston couldn't take the nightcap. Drew has struggled since re-signing with Boston in late May, but he was deprived of spring training and can maybe get it going in the second half.
Jul 5 - 10:58 PM

Stephen Drew belted his first home run of the 2014 season as the Red Sox took the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

The second inning blast off Miguel Gonzalez got the Red Sox on the board first, and was his only hit in three at-bats on the afternoon. He's been absolutely atrocious at the plate thus far, slashing an incomprehensible .145/.181/.232 with just three RBI.
Jul 5 - 3:59 PM

Stephen Drew went 0-for-4 on Friday and is 0-for-10 in his last three games.

Drew is hitting .176 with no power in 34 at-bats since joining the Red Sox, but worse for the team is that Xander Bogaerts has stopped hitting ever since moving to third base to make room. One imagines that if the Red Sox could find a taker for Drew's contract, they'd make the move in a heartbeat.
Jun 21 - 1:44 AM

Stephen Drew is back in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

Drew missed the last six games with a strained oblique, but he went through an intense workout prior to Saturday's contest and came out of it fine. The shortstop has just one hit in his first 14 at-bats for the Red Sox this season. Xander Bogaerts is on the bench Sunday, with Brock Holt handling third base.
Jun 15 - 9:47 AM

Stephen Drew (oblique) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

While he continues to improve, it will be the sixth straight game that Drew has missed. Once again, Jonathan Herrera will draw the start at shortstop and hit eighth against the Indians.
Jun 14 - 12:53 PM

Stephen Drew aggravated his right oblique injury and could go for an MRI on Friday.

Drew is out of the lineup for the fourth straight game Thursday. We should know more after he goes for an MRI, but a trip to the disabled list wouldn't be a surprise at this point.
Jun 12 - 4:15 PM

Stephen Drew (oblique) is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Thursday against the Indians.

Drew still has some tightness in his right oblique, so Jonathan Herrera will play shortstop in Thursday's series opener with Cleveland. Drew is 1-for-14 (.071) with five strikeouts since joining the Red Sox.
Jun 12 - 3:20 PM

Stephen Drew (oblique) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday against the Orioles.

Drew sat out Monday's game with tightness in his right oblique and might still be a couple of days away from returning. Jonathan Herrera will start at shortstop again.
Jun 10 - 2:01 PM

Stephen Drew is out of Monday's lineup against the Orioles due to tightness in his right oblique.

It was a bit curious to see Drew sitting against right-hander Bud Norris on Monday, so this would explain it. Red Sox manager John Farrell said that he felt something in his oblique during his last at-bat on Sunday. He's considered day-to-day right now, but these types of injuries can be tricky. Look for the Red Sox to be cautious.
Jun 9 - 4:59 PM

Stephen Drew is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Monday evening against the Orioles.

It's his third day off in seven games since rejoining the club. Drew is just 1-for-14 so far for the Red Sox and is obviously being eased back into regular duty. Jonathan Herrera is playing shortstop on Monday night.
Jun 9 - 3:16 PM

Stephen Drew is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

Drew went 0-for-2 with a walk in his season debut Monday and will take a seat Tuesday with left-hander T.J. House on the hill for Cleveland. Jonathan Herrera will make the start at shortstop.
Jun 3 - 2:51 PM

Stephen Drew went 0-for-2 with a walk in his 2014 debut Monday against the Indians.

Drew wasn't alone: Boston's No. 5-9 hitters combined to go 0-for-16 with seven strikeouts in this one. Drew hit eighth tonight and figures to continue to bat in the bottom third of the order most of the time.
Jun 2 - 9:43 PM

Stephen Drew is batting eighth and playing shortstop Monday in his 2014 regular-season debut.

Drew batted eighth primarily last season for the Red Sox but could work his way up the order this summer as he settles in. The 31-year-old signed a one-year contract worth about $10 million on May 20 and will be Boston's starting shortstop going forward, pushing Xander Bogaerts over to third base. Drew was 5-for-21 (.238) with zero homers and two RBI on his seven-game minor league tuneup, but he should be a decent mixed-league fantasy option.
Jun 2 - 3:30 PM

Depth Charts

C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Stephen Drew
3B1Xander Bogaerts
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Brock Holt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller
7Felix Doubront