Sox activate Drew, Inglesias sent to PawSox, Lackey to the DL

Ken Bell

kbell@abc6.com

 

Red Sox news release…

 

RED SOX ANNOUNCE ROSTER MOVES

 

BOSTON, MA –
The Boston Red Sox today activated shortstop Stephen Drew from the
seven-day concussion disabled list. To make room for him on the 25-man
roster, shortstop Jose Iglesias was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket
yesterday. Additionally, right-hander John Lackey was placed on the
15-day disabled list today (retroactive to April 7) with a right biceps
strain. To fill his spot on the roster, right-hander Alex Wilson was
recalled from Pawtucket.

 

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

 

Drew,
30, suffered a concussion after being hit on the helmet by a pitch on
March 7 against the Minnesota Twins.  He completed a four-game
rehabilitation assignment on Monday with Double-A Portland in which he
hit .154 (2-for-13) with one double, one home run, and three RBI.

 

In
six games for the Red Sox this season, Iglesias, 23, hit .450
(9-for-20) with two doubles and one RBI. He made his first career
Opening Day roster in 2013 and was also the club's youngest Opening Day
starting shortstop since Glenn Hoffman in 1981.

 

Lackey,
34, made his season debut Saturday in Toronto, but had to leave in the
middle of the fifth inning due to a right biceps strain. He allowed two
earned runs over 4.1 innings in the start, his first in the major
leagues since undergoing Tommy John surgery in November of 2011.

 

In
two games as a reliever for Pawtucket this season, Wilson, 26, has gone
1-0 with a 10.12 ERA (3 ER/2.2 IP).  He earned the win pitching 2.0
scoreless innings in his season debut, April 4 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Wilson was named Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year after the
2011 season. He will wear No. 63 and be available for tonight's game.

 

–RED SOX–