Tony Massarotti of the Boston Herald reported yesterday that J.D. Drew appeared to have a problem with his physical. He indicated that an Ivan Rodriguez-like injury clause would be included. He didn’t expect the deal to be killed altogether.
Additionally, Will Carroll chimes in with speculation that Drew’s shoulder could be damaged to the level of Scott Rolen in 2005. That year, Rolen slugged just .383 in a lost season.
Whatever the problem, Drew will seek a second medical opinion on Monday.