Drew (hamstring) out for weekend

Updated: June 19, 2010, 8:01 PM ET
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BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox right fielder J.D. Drew will miss at least the rest of the weekend series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Drew strained his right hamstring running after Manny Ramirez's line drive during Friday night's game.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said before Saturday's game that Boston did not have the results of the MRI taken of Drew's hamstring, and the outfielder, while saying he didn't think there was "an extreme amount of damage" expressed uncertainty about when he'll be back.

"I've never had a muscle injury grab me the way that did,'" said Drew, who has a history of hamstring issues.

Drew said he felt more tightness Saturday than when he came out of the game the night before.

"We won't know until the doctor looks at [the MRI] whether it will be a few days or a week or two weeks or whatever," he said.

Bill Hall started in right field for the Red Sox on Saturday. Francona said Drew would not play until Tuesday at the earliest. Boston is off Monday.

The Red Sox outfield has been a sore spot all season as Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Cameron and Jeremy Hermida have missed extended time. Ellsbury and Hermida still are out, both with rib injuries.

The Red Sox already have used nine different starting outfielders this season. Up to this point, a club source said Friday, the team has not actively shopped for another outfielder, but if Drew is lost, the club may have little choice but to reach outside of the organization.

Drew made the catch for the final out in the third inning. Darnell McDonald pinch hit for him in the bottom half.

Drew homered in the first inning. He was batting .276 with eight homers and 37 RBIs for the season.

Information from The Associated Press and Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com contributed to this report.

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