June 6, 2007
Albany - The South Coast League is filled with players who all dream of playing major league baseball.
There is one player who has been to the show and is hoping the South Coast League will get back into the big leagues.
That player is Tim Drew who ten years ago was a number one draft pick of the Cleveland Indians.
The Hahira native is of course the brother to J.D. and Stephen Drew who are both playing in the big leagues.
Many Braves fans remember when Tim pitched for Atlanta three years ago.
The next season Tim suffered a shoulder injury and had shoulder surgery in January of 2006.
After missing last season, Tim was hoping to start his comeback with the Cleveland Indians.
But they didn't have a spot for him in their minor league organization.
So, Tim called good friend and Aiken manager Chris Bando who said he had a spot in his rotation in the South Coast League.
Tim knows his road back to the big leagues will be tough but he says his faith in God gives him the strength he needs to make the journey.
Tim Drew said "I got to play with J.D. In Atlanta in '04 and would love to get back and experience that with Stephen. The main thing is that I want to glorify God and the game and hopefully make some great relationships here or wherever God sends me."
Tim Drew has a 2-1 record so far this season but will not pitch against the South Georgia Peanuts this week.
His next start is Thursday night in Aiken against Bradenton.
His brothers will face off against each other this weekend when J.D. Drew's Boston Red Sox play Stephen and the Arizona Diamondbacks.