Just talked to Sox RF JD Drew this Wednesday morning and he casually revealed that he had off-season left shoulder surgery this off-season.
Drew said, “Just a little shoulder surgery that I had cleaning up some bone spurs on my AC joint that was giving me fits throughout the year last year. We really didn’t know what was going on. We didn’t take any pictures or did anything during the season. It only got worse as the off-season went along. Came in around Thanksgiving had that done, feel great now.”
Drew said it was his left shoulder and added when asked if he had any restrictions coming into camp, “No, no, no…it was great. Just really restricted my workouts until early January and then started hitting close to the end of January and was fine with it.”
Asked why they didn’t look at it during the season? “Got a baseball season to play. Wasn’t worried about missing eight weeks there, took a couple of cortisone shots in there, missed a few days, but was able to finish out the year strong.”
He said they opted to “cut into it” rather than have a scope which would have set him back for a few weeks longer.