FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox have not given out the No. 7 Stephen Drew wore last season. His locker at JetBlue Park remains open, too. All it needs is a nameplate and a fresh set of uniforms.
Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training Saturday and the first full-squad workout will be Thursday. It would be hyperbole to label Drew’s absence a distraction at this point, but there is a clear sense of unfinished business.