Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew (concussion) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card game. Drew remains sidelined with his concussion symptoms, and it remains to be seen if he will be able to play if the Yankees advance beyond Tuesday. Rob Refsnyder will draw the start at second base Tuesday night.
Yankees shortstop Stephen Drew has been diagnosed with a vestibular concussion, Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network reports. Drew was dealing with an illness that has kept him out for the past two weeks, and he'll now have to go through the league's concussion protocol. Combined with his disappointing season at the plate -- he hit just .201 with a .271 OBP -- Drew's year is likely done regardless of how far the Yankees advance in the postseason.
Yankees infielder Stephen Drew (illness) is out of the lineup Tuesday. Drew has not played since last Tuesday, and he continues to deal with an illness. He was tested for a concussion over the weekend, but at this point he remains without a timetable.
Yankees infielder Stephen Drew has been dealing with dizziness resulting from a head cold and underwent concussion tests Saturday, ESPN New York reports. Drew has seen very limited playing time lately, being held out of the lineup for 13 consecutive games and this appears to be the reason. The club has not yet received the results of the concussion test, but with just a week left, it's possible the 32-year-old's season could be done if it comes back positive. Drew is slashing .201/.271/.381 on the year and trade deadline acquisition Dustin Ackley has been hitting well in his stead, so it's unclear how much playing time he'll get when he's back to full health.
It appears that light-hitting Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew has lost his starting spot to Dustin Ackley. Drew is set to sit for the fourth straight game Monday against Toronto as New York seeks to catch the Blue Jays for the top spot in the American League East. Ackley, who is hitting .360 since joining the Yankees at the trade deadline, will get his third straight start and bat ninth.
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