Red Sox activate SS Stephen Drew

Updated: July 20, 2013, 5:15 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew was activated off the disabled list Saturday after missing 16 games with a right hamstring strain. Drew was batting eighth in Saturday's lineup.

With the Red Sox due to face three more left-handers on their homestand, manager John Farrell said Drew may get a day off until he's back to every-day availability.

To make room for Drew, the Red Sox optioned Brock Holt back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Farrell praised Holt for ...

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