Stephen Drew still shut down by concussion

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew is still having concussion symptoms a week after being hit in the head by a pitch and was not expected to work out Thursday, as was hoped.

He was scheduled to undergo more testing.


Drew, the younger brother of J.D. Drew who was signed as a free agent in the offseason, said this is the first concussion he has ever suffered.

Other injury notes from the Red Sox:

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• LHP Franklin Morales (back) was sent back to Boston to be checked. Manager John Farrell said he was waiting for a report. Morales likely will start the season on the DL.

• LHP Craig Breslow (shoulder) was throwing from 90 feet Thursday but there is no date set for his throwing off the mound. Farrell said progress has been slow as the process includes building strength in the shoulder.

There is speculation that this could be a long-term issue. When a player has gone a month in spring training without being able to throw off a mound, that is more than soreness. The odd part of this was that Breslow was signed to a two-year deal in January and that presumably included a physical.


• RHP Joel Hanrahan returned to camp following the birth of his first child. He was expected to throw a bullpen session Thursday.

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