PORTLAND, ME (NEWS CENTER) - The Boston Red Sox have assigned infielder Stephen Drew to the Portland Sea Dogs on a Major League rehabilitation assignment. Drew will wear #18, and is expected to be in tonight's Opening Day lineup.
Drew was placed on Boston's 7-day disabled list on March 28th (retro to 3/27), due to a concussion suffered on March 7th, when he was hit on the helmet by a pitch. The younger brother of J.D. Drew, Stephen becomes Portland's first ever MLB rehab assignment in a season opener.