It was later announced that Drew had been benched because of an right oblique strain. He is on the day-to-day DL. Red Sox assistant general manager Brian O'Halloran told The Boston Globe:
"I can understand the timing of it, with the losing streak and all, why people would talk about it. But I think over time our fans will see, as they did last year, that Stephen will help us win games and makes us a better team."
Drew out with an oblique strain. Day to day. ... Buchholz starts rehab assignment with Pawtucket on Friday. #redsoxDrew has played in four games and has made 16 plate appearances this season. He is batting .263/.328/.433 over nine total Major League seasons. He has struggled in his last three seasons, hopefully after he recovers he can work on turning things around. This injury does not appear to be serious at all, Drew will be back in a matter of no time.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) June 9, 2014
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