Stephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
3 weeks ago

Drew is out of the lineup Monday against the Mets, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew finds himself on the bench for the second straight game, though his absence Monday is less surprising with a left-hander (Steven Matz) toeing the rubber for the opposition. It's still expected that Drew will see most of the starts at shortstop against right-handers while Trea Turner (wrist) is sidelined, with Wilmer Difo, who starts Monday, receiving the nods against southpaws.

Stephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
1 month ago

Drew got the start at third base in place of Anthony Rendon (neck) on Tuesday and went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI in a 12-3 rout of the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old continues to produce when called upon, and Drew now sports an .873 OPS with a homer and 12 RBI in 22 games on the year. Barring a serious injury to one of the Nats' starting infielders, however, his value will be limited to deep NL-only season-long formats and as an occasional DFS play in a favorable matchup.

Stephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
1 month ago

Drew smacked a home run and finished 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and a walk Thursday against the Orioles in the Nationals' 6-1 victory.

EDGE Analysis

After missing about six weeks with a hamstring injury, Drew has not played consistently since mid-April. However, Thursday night's outburst could perhaps be a sign of him getting back to normal. Still, the Nationals will continue to be cautious with Drew and his injury, meaning he may not be the best fantasy option right now, especially since he's not expected to jump into an everyday role any time soon.

Stephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
2 months ago

Drew (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Monday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew is finally ready to rejoin the big club after a lengthy absence due to a hamstring ailment. The 34-year-old compiled a .222/.250/.278 triple slash across eight games before hitting the disabled list. He should resume his role as a reserve infielder for the Nats.

Stephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
2 months ago

Drew (hamstring) will head to West Palm Beach to begin a rehab assignment, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew, who has been sidelined since mid-April with a hamstring ailment, finally seems to be nearing a return to action. It's unclear how long he will need to spend on the rehab assignment, though it will likely be a while given the length of his absence. A clearer timetable for his return should become available as he continues to progress in his recovery.

Stephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
2 months ago

Drew (hamstring) was able to do some light jogging in the outfield Monday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew wasn't running at full speed, but it's at least a sign he's getting healthier after the Nationals had restricted him from doing any sort of running since he first suffered the hamstring injury. The veteran infielder will likely gradually raise the intensity of his workouts in the coming days before heading out on a rehab assignment soon thereafter.

Stephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
3 months ago

Drew (hamstring) is expected to head out on a rehab assignment before returning to the Nationals, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew was seen taking batting practice and fielding grounders Tuesday, so it appears he's nearing a return to game action. With starting shortstop Trea Turner back from the disabled list himself, Drew doesn't appear to have a clear path to regular at-bats once he's eventually activated from the DL. More should be known about a possible return date once Drew is sent out on his rehab assignment.

Stephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
3 months ago

Drew (hamstring) was cleared to resume working out Tuesday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew, who strained his right hamstring April 11, had been serving as the Nationals' interim starter at shortstop with Trea Turner (hamstring) on the disabled list. The Nats don't have a clear timetable for Drew's return, but Turner is set to head out on what's expected to be a short rehab assignment in the minors before likely rejoining the big club over the weekend. As a result, Drew won't have a clear path to regular at-bats once he's ultimately activated from the DL.

Stephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
3 months ago

Drew (hamstring) is feeling better, but there is still no timetable for his return, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This serves as positive news from a recovery standpoint for Drew, but offers little in the way of an estimated return to the lineup. With Trea Turner (hamstring) also sidelined, Wilmer Difo has been filling in as the everyday shortstop, producing mixed results. The 25-year-old is 2-for-9 with a fielding error over the last three games.

Stephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
3 months ago

Drew (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day DL on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew left Tuesday's game after straining his hamstring while running the bases, a devastating break considering fellow shortstop Trea Turner (hamstring) is already on the mend. Wilmer Difo figures to get plenty of opportunities in a suddenly decimated Nationals' infield, though call-up Grant Green could see some playing time as well. Drew, meanwhile, will miss a couple of weeks with the setback and should return as Turner's backup when he gets healthy.