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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 went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI as the Nationals crushed the Marlins on Tuesday night in Miami.
Drew delivered an RBI single in the fifth inning that increased the Nationals' lead to 6-1 then added on a two-run double during a five-run uprising in the ninth. He's slashing a robust .348/.373/.500 with a homer and 12 RBI in 51 plate appearances on the season. Jun 20 - 10:19 PM

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Stephen Drew went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

The homer, a solo dong off Ubaldo Jimenez in the fifth inning, was the first in 12 games this year for the 34-year-old. He's just getting back into the swing of things after a hamstring strain on April 11 cost him a month and a half. Drew is hitting .240/.300/.400 in those 12 games.
Jun 8 - 10:20 PM

Nationals activated INF Stephen Drew from the 10-day disabled list.

Drew is finally back to full health after suffering a right hamstring strain on April 11. The veteran infielder will return to a utility role.
May 29 - 1:18 PM

Stephen Drew (hamstring) has reported to extended spring training and could soon begin playing in games.

Drew has made very slow progress from a strained right hamstring, though manager Dusty Baker assured reporters last week that there has not been a significant setback. Drew could be ready for activation sometime next week if all goes well for him in West Palm Beach.
May 23 - 4:46 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Stephen Drew hasn't experienced any setbacks with his right hamstring.

But the veteran infielder was supposed to begin a minor league rehab assignment a week ago and never did. Baker told reporters that Drew's hamstring strain is simply taking a while to heal.
May 18 - 11:18 AM

Stephen Drew (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as this weekend.

Drew has missed nearly a month of action with a strained right hamstring. He should rejoin the Nationals' bench in mid-May.
May 8 - 5:22 PM

Stephen Drew (hamstring) took groundballs at third base on Tuesday evening.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker indicated that a minor league rehab assignment could be on the horizon for the veteran infielder. Drew landed on the 10-day disabled list back on April 12 with a strained right hamstring.
May 2 - 4:56 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Manny Delcarmen
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Brian Goodwin
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koda Glover
2Shawn Kelley
3Blake Treinen
4Matt Albers
5Oliver Perez
6Joe Blanton
7Jacob Turner
8Enny Romero
9Matt Grace
10Sammy Solis