Stephen Drew Recalled By Red Sox, Will Bat 8th vs. Indians

BOSTON (CBS) — Stephen Drew is back with the Boston Red Sox.

Drew will make his 2014 debut with the team on Monday night, playing shortstop and batting eighth as Boston opens a three-game series against the Indians in Cleveland.

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The 31-year-old Drew was signed by Boston for the rest of the season on May 21, and completed a seven-game minor-league assignment before joining the big league club. Drew went 5-for-21 (.238) with three doubles, two RBI, two walks, and a run scored in seven games between Single-A Greenville (3 games) and Triple-A Pawtucket (4 games).

With Drew back in the fold, rookie Xander Bogaerts shifts over to third base.

Here is Boston’s full lineup for Monday night’s game in Cleveland:

1. Brock Holt, 1B
2. Xander Bogaerts, 3B
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4. David Ortz, DH
5. A.J. Pierzynski, C
6. Jonny Gomes, LF
7. Grady Sizemore, CF
8. Stephen Drew, SS
9. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
— John Lackey, SP

To make room for Drew on the 25-man roster, third baseman Garin Cecchini was optioned to Pawtucket following Sunday’s game

The Red Sox also placed first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp on the 15-day disabled list with a fourth metatarsal fracture of his right foot on Monday, retroactive to Sunday.  To fill Carp’s spot on the 25-man roster, outfielder Daniel Nava was recalled from Pawtucket.


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