The recently re-signed veteran aggravated his right oblique injury in Baltimore on Wednesday and after a workout yesterday, may need to visit a hospital today for an MRI. The club is determined to get ahead of the injury, if only to get an idea of what kind of return on its $10 million investment it will get from Drew.
“Yesterday in the second round of (batting practice), he felt the right oblique kind of grab him again,” said manager John Farrell. “Whether or not the MRI is needed tomorrow, and even if there’s any question, we’ll get it to get all the information possible. He’s frustrated by it. At the same time, we can’t risk any longer-term situation here.”