Move to put Drew on DL delayed

July, 25, 2011
BOSTON -- During Monday night's rain delay, the Red Sox's move to put J.D. Drew on the disabled list -- like the game itself -- was put on hold.

Earlier Monday, Terry Francona had said the team was putting Drew on the DL with a shoulder impingement to clear a roster spot for Jon Lester.

But with the start of Monday's game with the Kansas City Royals delayed, the team said it would instead option pitcher Kyle Weiland before Monday's game to make room for Lester, and would place Drew on the disabled list Tuesday. It is expected Drew Sutton would be recalled to fill Drew's slot.

"We held off and made a different roster move," Francona said after the 14-inning loss. "There's a lot of moving parts and some of it is baseball and some of it is personal. We've got caught in some things that we're probably not able to talk about, but you're going to have to take my word for it. Sometimes personal stuff gets in the way."

For more on the roster moves, click here.



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