Drew said Monday that he has decided to end his professional baseball career, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Drew was spotted at Monday's game between the Nationals and Braves and emphasized that he would hang up his cleats after 12 seasons in the big leagues. The 35-year-old spent the 2017 campaign as a reserve infielder for Washington, slashing .253/.302/.358 in 46 games.
Drew (abdomen) was activated from the disabled list Saturday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. The Nationals have already ruled Drew out for the NLDS, but with this move, they keep open the possibility of getting Drew back later in the postseason, should they advance. Drew has missed nearly the entire second half with an abdominal strain.
Drew (abdomen) will not be ready for the NLDS but could be available later in the playoffs if the Nationals advance, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports. He likely wouldn't make the roster even if he were ready, but if any of the Nationals' primary middle infielders were to suffer an injury, Drew could be useful in the NLCS or World Series, provided the Nationals get that far. The 34-year-old is hitting .253/.302/.358 with one home run in 106 plate appearances this season.
Drew (abdomen) was able to play catch Sunday, William Ladson of MLB.com reports. An exact return date still has not been established for Drew, but it appears that he could make his way back to the field in the coming days. The 34-year-old hasn't played since July 25 but has been able to take at-bats and play catch in recent days.
Drew (abdomen) said he hopes to play in some games next week, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Drew, who suffered a torn abdominal muscle at the end of July, remains set on returning before the end of the season. It was originally thought that he wouldn't be able to return this season, but the 34-year-old has been steadily ramping up his baseball activity in recent days and it now looks like a possibility. If he continues to trend in the right direction, Drew could potentially return to game action sometime next week, though it's unlikely that he'll be included on the Nationals' postseason roster even if he does return.