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Drew hopes to avoid DL

Posted on: June 19, 2010 2:58 pm
Edited on: June 19, 2010 6:23 pm

Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew told reporters before Saturday's game against the Dodgers that he was "very hopeful" he'd avoid the disabled list and he'd undergone an MRI on Saturday.

Drew will miss the rest of the Dodgers series after pulling up lame following his catch of a Manny Ramirez liner in the third inning with a hamstring injury.

"It was one of those plays where it was kind of a perfect-storm scenario where I had to lean in, leg came forward, hamstring grabbed really good," Drew told reporters, including Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal . "I don't think I've done an extreme amount of damage. ... It'll definitely be at least a couple of days to try to get things under wraps and let it calm down. The reason we went to get pictures is to make sure it's not something I'm dealing with for a week and a half or two weeks."

Drew will be re-examined before the Red Sox open a series against the Rockies on Tuesday.

The Red Sox's recent outfield injuries left them with a starting outfield of Bill Hall, Daniel Nava and Darnell McDonald for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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