Friday, May 23, 2014

Drew Starts Minors Stint At Single-A Greenville

The Red Sox announced this afternoon that Stephen Drew will begin his minor league tune-up at Single-A Greenville. Speculation was that he would head to AA Portland—which had a week-end road series at Manchester, NH followed by a homestand in Portland. Perhaps the warmer South Carolina weather was a factor—since Drew has been training in Florida since he rejected Boston's $14 million qualifying offer. It's still unclear exactly how long Drew will need in the minors before joining the big club—but the initial estimate was about 25 at-bats or 10-12 days.