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Stephen Drew | Second Baseman | #10

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (15) / ARZ
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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. Aug 24 - 4:40 PM

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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.
Aug 8 - 8:20 PM

There remains no timetable for Stephen Drew's (ear) return.

Drew has been diagnosed with a vestibular (inner ear) issue in his right ear and is still having balance and dizziness issues. He did field some grounders Friday but it sounds like it will be a while before he returns.
Aug 5 - 4:31 PM

Nationals placed INF Stephen Drew on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 24, with vertigo-like symptoms.

Drew has been sick for over a week. It was initially diagnosed as a flu, but there is obviously something more going on. He'll try to get healthy and rejoin the Nationals when first eligible in early August.
Jul 27 - 10:33 AM

Stephen Drew was called upon to pinch hit in the bottom of the ninth inning and stroked a game-winning RBI double as the Nationals won in walk-off fashion on Saturday.

Drew has been relegated to part-time duty this season but has hit well when given the chance. After being one of the game's worst batters the last two years, Drew is hitting .255/.313/.539 this year. He has seven home runs in only 103 at-bats.
Jul 23 - 10:48 PM

Stephen Drew was unavailable Tuesday due to the flu.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Drew is even sicker than Anthony Rendon, who hasn't played since Saturday. Drew will likely be held out Wednesday as well.
Jul 19 - 10:45 PM

Stephen Drew went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two runs scored Saturday against the Pirates.

Drew had just five doubles in 48 games prior to Saturday's game, but he was an extra-base machine in the victory. The good game raised his batting average 21 points, an indication of how sparsely he's been used and how pedestrian he's been when he does find his way into the lineup. Drew is hitting .263/.324/.568 overall.
Jul 17 - 12:13 AM

Stephen Drew clubbed one of three of his club's solo home runs as the Nationals topped the Phillies 9-6 on Friday night in Washington.

Drew's fourth-inning blast off Jeremy Hellickson was the second half of back-to-back homers with Wilson Ramos, tying the game at 4-4. He added an RBI double in the seventh inning that capped off the Nats' scoring. With his 2-for-4 night, Drew is now hitting .226/.279/.500 with five homers and 10 RBI in a reserve role this season.
Jun 10 - 11:12 PM

Stephen Drew slugged a game-tying pinch-hit two-run homer Friday against the Marlins.

The Marlins were up 2-0 before Drew tied it up against Bryan Morris in the sixth inning. They would take the lead an inning later on a two-run blast by Bryce Harper and Chris Heisey would add a pinch-hit homer of his own in the eighth inning for some insurance. The Nationals now have six pinch-hit homers this season, which leads the majors.
May 13 - 11:29 PM

Stephen Drew will serve as the designated hitter Monday versus the Royals.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he's going with Drew because of his success vs. Edinson Volquez in the past. That success? 4-for-11 with four singles and a walk. Baker plans to rotate the DH spot for the rest of the series, with Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman also seeing time there.
May 2 - 6:23 PM

Stephen Drew went 1-for-3 in his first start of the year, celebrating with a solo home run against the Braves on Wednesday.

After being left for dead, Drew surprised many with a 17-homer power outburst while wearing pinstripes in 2015. He does own a career .169 ISO, though, and now has hit double-digit homers in six different big-league seasons. He picked up on Wednesday where he left off a year ago, hitting a solo home run in his first start of the campaign. Unfortunately, the 33-year-old veteran isn't likely to see enough playing time to be worthwhile in fantasy leagues.
Apr 13 - 9:44 PM

Nationals signed INF Stephen Drew to a one-year, $3 million contract.

The deal reportedly includes $1.25 million worth of incentives. Drew has an ugly .185/.287/.347 batting line over the past two seasons, but he's still a quality defender and can back up both middle infield positions for Washington. The addition likely means that top prospect Trea Turner will begin the 2016 season in the minors.
Jan 6 - 3:10 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Nationals have agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract with Stephen Drew.

Heyman says Drew can earn an additional $1.25 million in incentives. The veteran infielder batted just .201/.271/.381 this past season for the Yankees, although he did smack 17 home runs. Danny Espinosa should still start at shortstop for the Nats, but Drew can provide some competition at the position and also back up at second base. The signing should ensure that Trea Turner begins the season in the minors.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 10:01:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 12:08:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 09:04:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Trea Turner
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6Reynaldo Lopez
7A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Jonathan Papelbon
3Shawn Kelley
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Sammy Solis
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Matt Belisle