D-Backs: Stephen Drew's ailing hamstring
PHOENIX — Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew is headed to the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin made the announcement following the club’s 5-3 loss to the Giants on Saturday at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks will make a corresponding roster move Sunday, Melvin said.
Drew’s MRI on Saturday revealed the injury, Melvin said.
“I don’t know what grade but enough to put him on the DL,” Melvin said. “We figured if it’s six or seven days before he would be able to play again and rather than go short (on the roster) for that long, go ahead and put him on the DL and get him healthy.”
Drew is hitting .205 in 13 games this season. He left in the fourth inning of the game against the Giants on April 17 because of left hamstring tightness and was listed as day to day. He returned to the starting lineup the following Wednesday and struck out three times in four at-bats against the Rockies. He went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday against the Giants.
”I felt like when he was back in the lineup he was ready,” Melvin said. “With those type of injuries you want to make sure you are OK and I thought he was.”
Melvin said Drew tweaked his hamstring on a play up the middle Friday against the Giants. Augie Ojeda started in Drew’s place Saturday.