Twitter (Nick Piecoro): Stephen Drew's "Status for Opening Day up in the air."


(Jack Magruder's twitter also has a similar message, saying that the results of Drew's MRI are currently unknown.) Looks like Stephen Drew re-aggravated his abdominal injury. The team isn't sure if he will be ready for Opening Day. If he isn't, the team is going to have to scramble for an emergency shortstop, particularly now that Tony Abreu is on waivers. It'd be rather annoying to see them put Abreu back on the 25-man if he clears, only to then have to put him *back* on waivers again. What would probably be more annoying, however, would be having Abreu get claimed and seeing us resorting to one of our current big-league infielders - Willie Bloomquist, Ryan Roberts, or even KJ - to fill in the gap. There aren't any other options if we're going to stay within the confines of the 40-man roster. Even if we can find a spare spot for a AAAA-filler type to step in, our options merely expand to include Ed Rogers and Mark Hallberg, who aren't exactly world-beaters or plus-defenders at short. This could get messy if Drew is going to miss an extended period of time. Update: A new message from Piecoro says that Drew is day-to-day with what the team calls an abdominal strain.