Friday, July 2, 2010

JD Drew Puts Himself on DL Early

In a move that Terry Francona is referring to as "heroic", JD Drew preemptively put himself on the 15 day disable list with, at this point, an undetermined injury. Drew had this to say:

The other day, after that sore neck thing, I felt like there might possibly be something else there. I'm not sure if there really is anything wrong with me, but there was such a good chance that there could be that I decided to put myself on the 15 day just to be safe.

"You know, we're in a crunch right now. We've got guys like Pedroia, Ellsbury and V-mart with broken bones, and that's easy to evaluate, but when JD does something like this and essentially saves the whole organization a ton of time, well it's really the player putting the team first." Tito was heard saying in the clubhouse after the game.

Dustin Pedroia, the team's spark plug who is on the DL with a broken bone in his foot, heard the news while out fielding grounders from his knees. "I'm out here f*cking taking grounders on my knees. JD is smart. He hasn't actually done anything baseball related in weeks. That's how you prevent stuff from happening."

The praise for JD and his forward thinking didn't stop from his coaches and teammates. "We were looking at last years stats again last night for the 830th time and we found another 6 obscure stats that JD led the team in last year." said GM Theo Epstein. "People don't realize what he does every day and the fact that he doesn't swing at every 7th pitch on Tuesdays and how that helps the rest of the team."

For now JD is available to come back to the team in the 2nd game after the All-Star break but the grumblings around the clubhouse are that his leg has been looking weak lately and may require an entirely different trip to the DL.

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