The Boston Red Sox activated shortstop Stephen Drew from the seven-day concussion disabled list and optioned shortstop Jose Iglesias to triple-A Pawtucket, according to reports Wednesday.
During a four-game rehab assignment in the minor leagues, Drew went 2 for 13 but hit a home run and had three RBIs and two walks in his final game while experiencing no post-concussion symptoms.
Drew, who has a one-year, $9.5 million contract in 2013, was hit by a pitch on his helmet a month ago during spring training and the Red Sox have monitored his condition closely for the past few weeks.
In Drew's absence, the Red Sox started Iglesias at shortstop in six of their seven games to open the season. Iglesias batted an impressive .450 (9 for 20) with with three runs scored an an RBI.