15DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
1 day ago

Drew (illness) received an ear injection to alleviate vertigo symptoms, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

If all goes well, Drew's vertigo will be much less severe in two weeks, at which point a timeframe for his return should become more clear. Before being placed on the disabled list on July 27, Drew had built a .262/.319/.563 line over 51 games.

15DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
2 weeks ago

Drew has increased his participation in baseball activities, Chase Hughes of CSNMidAtlantic.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew will be examined again in the coming days, but his participation in workouts is encouraging. Upon his eventual return, Drew will return to his role as a backup across the Washington infield.

15DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
3 weeks ago

Drew (ear) took ground balls on the field prior to Sunday's game, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew has been on the DL since July 27 due to an inner-ear issue, but the veteran was able to play catch and take some grounders Sunday afternoon. The progress is encouraging enough to suggest Drew could return following the minimum stay on the DL, but the real concern is his playing time after he's back, as prospect Trea Turner has emerged in Drew's absence.

15DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
3 weeks ago

Drew is dealing with an inner ear issue and is not yet ready for baseball activities, Mark Zuckerman of Masnsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew has been on the disabled list since July 27 with an illness. Drew said the ear issues is related to his illness and is not concussion related. In his absence, rookie Trea Turner has been playing really well, so it will be really hard for Drew to find consistent playing time upon his return.

15DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
1 month ago

The Nationals placed Drew on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with vertigo-like symptoms, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew has apparently been ill for about a week and was only showing minimal improvement, so the Nationals decided to deactivate him and send him back to Washington for further evaluation. Wilmer Difo was called up to take Drew's place on the roster.

15DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
1 month ago

Drew (illness) went 1-for-3 with a pinch-hit, game-winning RBI triple in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran stepped into the batter's box with Anthony Rendon on first in the bottom of the ninth, and smacked a triple to deep center to send the Nationals home victors. Drew has a modest three-game hitting streak, and has hit safely in five of the last seven games. The 33-year-old is now slashing .262/.319/.553 over 103 at-bats as part of a platoon this season.

15DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
1 month ago

Drew was unavailable for Tuesday's game due to an illness, MASN Sports' Mark Zuckerman reports.

EDGE Analysis

It is apparently the same illness that has kept Anthony Rendon out for the past three days, so Drew may require a couple more days to get right. Meanwhile Trea Turner has been starting at second base while Daniel Murphy has been starting at the hot corner. That setup should continue until Rendon and Drew are both healthy.

15DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
1 month ago

Drew got the start at second base Saturday and went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two runs scored.

EDGE Analysis

Despite Trea Turner's presence on the roster, Nats manager Dusty Baker went with the veteran hand to replace Daniel Murphy (hamstring) at second base Saturday and was rewarded for his faith in Drew. It's his first multi-hit game since June 10 though, so don't expect a repeat performance even if he gets the nod again Sunday.

15DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
2 months ago

Drew went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 9-6 victory over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder went deep for the second consecutive game, and also put forth his second straight two-hit effort. Drew now has four of his 10 RBI on the season during June, and is also hitting .500 over his first 10 at-bats of the month. While the recent success is certainly welcome, the 33-year-old still has a ways to go to climb back to respectability, as he's still hitting .226 on the season over 62 at-bats.

15DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
3 months ago

Drew went 2-for-5 with a solo homer against the White Sox on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

His first multi-hit game in more than a month -- the last one was May 7 -- was just one small part of an 11-run offensive outburst for the Nats. The 33-year-old middle infielder has the ability to knock a ball out of the yard here and there, but he's only hit over .201 once in the past four seasons.