15DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B/DH WSH
3 days 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
6 days 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 week 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
2 weeks 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
2 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.

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

Drew is in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. He's playing second and batting eighth.

EDGE Analysis

Drew is making his fifth start at second base for the Nationals this season in place of Daniel Murphy, who is receiving a routine day off. The 33-year-old has only one multi-hit game this season and is batting a lowly .171 in his last 41 at bats.

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

Drew is in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Cardinals, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew will fill in for Anthony Rendon at the hot corner, and bat sixth in the order. The Nationals will be squaring off against Adam Wainwright. Drew is just 1-for-23 with seven strike outs in that matchup for his career.

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

Drew will start at second base Sunday in place of Daniel Murphy, who was scratched due to illness, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Murphy on the shelf, Drew and his sluggish .524 OPS will make his eighth start of the year and bat eighth in the order.

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

Drew got the start at second base Saturday in place of Daniel Murphy (illness) and went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy likely won't be out long, but with Jake Arrieta on the hill for the Cubs in the series finale Sunday, Drew could get the nod again at second if Murphy needs another day to shake off his bug. Drew's hitting just .147/.171/.265 through 34 at-bats on the season, though, so even if he does get another start, don't expect much production from him.