"Just a down day for him," Farrell said. "It was planned. With the abbreviated Spring Training that he had, we almost had to consider with the stretch of games that we're going to have consecutively here, this was a day to give him a rest and keep Pedro involved."
Drew has struggled at the plate since his return, going 2-for-16. He made a great play at shortstop on Monday to help snuff out a rally for the Rays.
"I think yesterday with the ball off the wall was an encouraging sign that he's tracking the ball a little bit deeper through the strike zone," Farrell said. "He's worked some counts. He's worked deep in counts. I think through getting more at-bats, all that will come back to its normal levels."
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