BOSTON -- J.D. Drew hasn't been heard from in nearly two months because of one injury after another. However, the right fielder might finally make some forward progress, pending an appointment with the team's medical staff at some point on Monday.
Originally sidelined with a left shoulder impingement that put him on the disabled list on July 26, Drew was nearly set to return to the Sox, only to suffer a break in his right middle finger in a Minor League rehab game on Aug. 30.
A few days ago, Drew was stalled by a stiff neck. His finger is the main issue though, and that's why he'll get a progress report on it.
"We might have him be able to see a doctor and look at the stability in that joint there, and maybe move forward a little bit, but we'll see," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona.