Red Sox Activate Drew

The Boston Red Sox today activated shortstop Stephen Drew from the
disabled list. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, infielder
Brock Holt was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.


Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcement.


30, completed a two-game rehab assignment with Double-A Portland
yesterday, going 2-for-7 (.286) with one double and one RBI in those
contests. In 66 games for Boston this season, he has hit .233
(54-for-232) with 14 doubles, six triples, five home runs,
and 31 RBI. Of his 54 hits this season, 25 have gone for extra bases
and entering play today, his six triples are third most among all
American League players. Defensively, he has made only three errors in
279 total chances at shortstop, and his .989 fielding percentage leads
all AL players at that position.


25, has hit .290 (9-for-31) with eight RBI, three runs, and one stolen
base in 10 games for Boston this season, including an eight-game hit
streak from July 7-14. Defensively, he played in 10 games at third base
(nine starts), and also appeared in two games at second base.  For his
major league career, he has batted .292 (28-for-110) with two doubles,
one triple, 11 RBI, and 9 runs in 34 games between the Pittsburgh
Pirates (2012) and Red Sox (2013). In 60 games for Pawtucket this year,
he has hit .263 (55-for-209) with four doubles, one home run, and 18