J. D. Drew RF BOS Jun 30 '77

J.D. Drew was given a cortisone shot in his fractured middle finger on Monday afternoon.

The Red Sox are hoping the pain-killing injection will help Drew accelerate his rehab. He's been on the disabled list since late July -- first with a left shoulder injury, and now with a broken right middle finger. There's no timetable for his return.

J. D. Drew RF BOS Jun 26 '77

J.D. Drew (finger) was scheduled to swing a bat Friday, but he is now dealing with a neck issue.

Drew was originally placed on the disabled list in late-July with a left shoulder impingement, but suffered a fractured right middle finger while on a minor league rehab assignment. It's not yet clear if his latest setback is a major one, but the Red Sox obviously can't count on his return anytime soon.

J. D. Drew RF BOS Jun 23 '77

Red Sox transferred OF J.D. Drew from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Boston made the move to open a spot on the 40-man roster for a slew of roster moves upcoming. Drew was originally placed on the disabled list in July with a left shoulder impingement, but made little progress after hurting his middle finger in a rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket at the end of August. Drew was diagnosed with a fractured finger, which Red Sox GM Theo Epstein revealed Monday in a chat with WEEI radio in Boston. Josh Reddick should continue to get the majority of the playing time in right field.

J. D. Drew RF BOS Jun 22 '77

J.D. Drew has a fractured middle finger.

Red Sox GM Theo Epstein revealed that bit of news Monday in a chat with WEEI radio in Boston. Drew is hoping to play through the discomfort, but he hasn't had much luck with that strategy yet. There's no telling when he might be activated from the disabled list.

J. D. Drew RF BOS Jun 17 '77

During an appearance on WEEI in Boston on Wednesday, Red Sox manager Terry Francona indicated that J.D. Drew (finger) isn't close to returning from the disabled list.

Drew was originally placed on the disabled list in July with a left shoulder impingement, but has made little progress since spraining his middle finger in a rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket at the end of August. "We don't know," said Francona. "He tried to throw yesterday and that didn't go real well. And he hasn't attempted to swing yet, so he's probably not on the horizon. And we haven't had him for a while now." With Drew's status in doubt, Josh Reddick should continue to get the majority of the playing time in right field.

J. D. Drew RF BOS Jun 12 '77

J.D. Drew (finger) won't be activated off the disabled list for "at least a week."

Drew hurt his finger while completing a rehab assignment for an injured shoulder at Triple-A Pawtucket. Red Sox manager Terry Francona says there's a chance Drew will need to be sent on another rehab assignment before rejoining the team. At the very least, it sounds like you should be planning to be without him in your AL-only league for an additional 10 days.

J. D. Drew RF BOS Jun 11 '77

J.D. Drew (finger) expects to miss more than a couple of days.

Drew injured his middle finger while taking a big hack in a rehab game Tuesday at Triple-A Pawtucket. X-rays showed a tiny sliver of loose bone in the finger. He might not be ready until late next week.

J. D. Drew RF BOS Jun 10 '77

J.D. Drew injured his middle finger while playing in a rehab game Tuesday at Triple-A Pawtucket.

Drew finished 3-for-3 with a run scored, but he suffered a slight sprain in his finger and is going to need a couple days of rest. The Red Sox won't activate him Thursday, but the veteran outfielder should be ready to rock at some point this weekend.

J. D. Drew RF BOS Jun 09 '77

J.D. Drew (shoulder) is expected to return from the disabled list Thursday.

Drew is scheduled to play two games with Triple-A Pawtucket, beginning Tuesday night. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and a hit by pitch Friday in his first minor league rehab game with Single-A Lowell. Josh Reddick has really struggled following a hot start, so assuming he's healthy, Drew could get a chance to regain his old job in right field upon his return.

J. D. Drew RF BOS Jun 08 '77

J.D. Drew (shoulder) is scheduled to resume his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Drew went 0-for-2 with a walk and a hit by pitch Friday in his first minor league rehab game with Single-A Lowell. He was scheduled to play in another rehab game over the weekend, but those plans were scrapped due to the weather. The veteran outfielder should return from the disabled list this week, though he recently admitted that his right shoulder won't be 100 percent for the rest of the season.