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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 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. Sep 24 - 11:56 PM

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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.
Sep 7 - 4:19 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.
Sep 7 - 2:55 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.
Sep 1 - 5:24 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.
Aug 30 - 5:01 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.
Aug 24 - 4:40 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
4Spencer Kieboom
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Trea Turner
2Ben Revere
3Michael Taylor
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6A.J. Cole
7Reynaldo Lopez
8Lucas Giolito
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Shawn Kelley
3Blake Treinen
4Oliver Perez
5Sammy Solis
6Marc Rzepczynski
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Matt Belisle
9Koda Glover
10Sean Burnett
11Trevor Gott
12Rafael Martin
13Matt Grace
14Mat Latos