Drew moving up to Triple-A Pawtucket

Drew moving up to Triple-A Pawtucket

ATLANTA -- After a solid three-game stint for Class A Greenville in which he went 3-for-8, Stephen Drew will move up to Triple-A Pawtucket for Tuesday's game.

Drew took Tuesday off, and could return to the Red Sox on June 2 in Cleveland.

He will stay with Pawtucket until he is ready to be in Boston's lineup.

"Seven to nine innings at shortstop tomorrow, followed by a DH, then shortstop again," said manager John Farrell of the plan for Drew. "In talking with him earlier today, he's starting to feel like he's getting his legs underneath him. We can't skip any steps along the way to do that. He's progressed as we had hoped."

The Red Sox re-signed Drew on May 21.

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