10DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
5 days 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.

10DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
1 week 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.

10DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
2 weeks 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.

10DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
2 weeks ago

Drew, who exited Tuesday's game against the Cardinals early, was diagnosed with a right hamstring strain, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew strained his hamstring while running to first base and was forced to leave the game after coming up gimpy. Manager Dusty Baker said that Drew's injury seems to be worse than teammate Trea Turner's recent hamstring strain which landed him on the 10-day disabled list. With that bit of information, it sounds like the 34-year-old infielder is bound for a trip to the disabled list. The Nationals will likely need to promote another infielder for depth, while Wilmer Difo should see significant playing time for the time being.

10DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
2 weeks ago

Drew exited Tuesday's game against the Cardinals early after appearing to grab his right leg while running to first base, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's currently unclear what exactly happened, but Drew appeared to come up a bit gimpy while attempting to beat out a groundball. An update on his condition should become available following Tuesday's contest. The 34-year-old was replaced by Anthony Rendon at third base.

10DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
2 weeks ago

Drew went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and four RBI in Monday's 14-6 rout of the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Making his second start in place of the injured Trea Turner (hamstring), Drew lit up Adam Wainwright and the Cards' bullpen. Turner is expected back fairly quickly and Drew should get spelled by Wilmer Difo at shortstop, making him a tough play in shallower season-long leagues, but in the right matchup the 33-year-old could be an interesting DFS option.

10DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
2 weeks ago

Drew is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh Monday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

With Trea Turner (hamstring) being placed on the disabled list, look for Drew to make more frequent appearances in the Nationals' lineup until Turner is back in action. Drew's playing time has been fairly limited to this point, as he's accrued just 12 plate appearances across six games, over which he's recorded one hit and a walk.

10DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
3 weeks ago

Drew is in Monday's Opening Day lineup against Miami playing third base and batting seventh it the order, MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Drew will get the start with Anthony Rendon sitting out seven days after fouling a ball off his left calf. Drew could get several starts this week if Rendon needs a few more days of rest.

10DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
2 months ago

Drew says the vertigo-like symptoms he dealt with last year fully ceased in the offseason, The Washington Post reports. "It took a while to come over that," Drew said. "It was hard to describe. When I got that sick, it's just kind of a freak thing, I don't really know. There's nothing to say like 'Oh, it's this, this, this.' I had no idea. So it's passed and hopefully it won't come back on me."

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old played in just 70 games last season, his lowest total since he was a rookie in 2006, but Drew also posted the highest SLG of his career when he was on the field. Given that no official diagnosis for what was causing the symptoms was released, it's tough to completely dismiss the possibility of a relapse, but if Drew does stay healthy in 2017, his role as the primary utility infielder on a team with some aging and injury-prone starters could afford him more playing time than you might think, and some value in deep NL-only leagues.

10DStephen Drew
2B/SS/3B WSH
3 months ago

Drew agreed to a one-year deal with the Nationals on Thursday, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

EDGE Analysis

The deal is expected to be worth just over $3 million. He will serve as the backup at second base and shortstop and will provide a good clubhouse presence. He hit .266 with eight home runs in 165 plate appearances last year, and would need Daniel Murphy or Trea Turner to suffer an injury in order to see enough playing time to be a useful fantasy option. This means Wilmer Difo will likely open the year at Triple-A.