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Friday, June 13, 2014

Red Sox Injury Upate: Stephen Drew (oblique) to undergo MRI

By on 6/13/2014 10:15:00 AM

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians on Thursday by the score of 5-2. The win improved the Red Sox to 30-36, eight games behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East. The Red Sox were without shortstop Stephen Drew in the opener of their series against the Indians. It was the fourth straight game he has missed. Jonathan Herrera started at shortstop and went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

As reported by Maureen Mullen at, Drew rejoined the Red Sox on May 21 and was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. He returned on June 2, but has gone just 1-for-14 in four games. Drew has been dealing with a right oblique injury and may undergo an MRI today, according to manager John Farrell.
“Yesterday (Wednesday) in the second round of BP he felt the right oblique kind of grab him again. And he was going through some exercise and a full workout. So whether or not the MRI is needed tomorrow (Friday) and even if there’s any question we’ll get it to get all the information possible. But he’s frustrated by it, and at the same time we can’t risk any longer term situation.”
Drew, in his ninth Major League season, has played for the Diamondbacks, A's and Red Sox. Last season, he batted .253 with 13 home runs and  67 RBI. His best season was in 2008 with the Diamondbacks when he batted .291 with 21 home runs and 67 RBI. Drew is a career .263 hitter with 90 home runs and 417 RBI.

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