Yankees 2B Stephen Drew (concussion) likely out for playoffs

Saturday October 3rd, 2015

New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew is unlikely to play this postseason after being diagnosed with a vestibular concussion, manager Joe Girardi said Friday.

Drew visited Dr. Michael Collins, a neurologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, on Wednesday where he received the diagnosis. He was treated by Collins in 2013 when he suffered a concussion while with the Red Sox.

Drew, 32, has been sitting out the last two weeks due to dizziness and loss of equilibrium. He hit .201 in 131 games with 17 home runs and 44 RBIs.

The Yankees clinched a spot in Tuesday’s American League Wild Card Game with a 4–1 victory over the Red Sox on Thursday.

Rookie Rob Refsnyder, who’s taken over for Drew during his absence, hit a home run in the win. He’s hitting .286 in 14 games this year.

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