Drew hopes to miss only a few days

Stephen Drew hit the ball so well in the fourth inning tonight that he was sure it would be high off the wall. When the wind knocked it down, he had to speed up to get to second base.

That’s when his right hamstring grabbed.

“It tightened up real bad,” Drew said.

The Sox will wait until Saturday to decide whether a roster move is needed. Third baseman Jose Iglesias can replace Drew at shortstop. But that would leave Brandon Snyder as the only third baseman on the roster. He has one major league start at that position.

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Drew hopes the injury will only keep him out for a few days.

“Hamstrings are funny. But I’m staying positive,” he said. “Maybe one or two games and go from there.”

Drew missed the first seven games of the season recovering from a concussion. He has missed only two games since because of injury, those coming May 18-19 when he strained his lower back. He is fifth on the team in games played with 66.