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Drafted:Drafted by Arizona in 2004 (1st round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Boston in 2014.
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|Assets:||A natural with an uncanny baseball IQ, he has an ideal mix of patience, power, speed and skill at the plate. Can also be very good with the glove. Makes the game look effortless.|
|Flaws:||Is injury-prone, which contributes to streakiness. Despite his elite tools, he hasn't shown enough progression at the major-league level. Sometimes appears to lack intensity.|
|Career Potential:||Talented shortstop with consistency issues.|
|Pacific Coast League (AAA)||All-Star Team||2006|
|7/31/2014||Acquired from the Boston Red Sox.|
|6/15/2014||Missed 6 games (oblique).|
|6/01/2014||Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).|
|5/23/2014||Optioned to Greenville (A).|
|5/20/2014||Re-signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.|
|10/31/2013||Filed for free agency.|
|7/20/2013||Missed 16 games (right hamstring injury).|
|7/05/2013||Right hamstring injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 29th, 2013).|
|6/29/2013||Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.|
|5/20/2013||Missed 2 games (sore back).|
|5/18/2013||Sore back, day-to-day.|
|4/10/2013||Missed 7 games (concussion).|
|3/28/2013||Concussion, 7-day DL (retroactive to March 27th, 2013).|
|12/17/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.|
|10/29/2012||Oakland Athletics declined their contract option for the 2013 season.|
|8/20/2012||Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks.|
|6/27/2012||Missed 73 games (right ankle surgery).|
|4/04/2012||Right ankle surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 26).|
|10/31/2011||Missed the last 69 regular season games (fractured ankle).|
|7/30/2011||Transferred to the 60-day DL from the 15-day DL (fractured ankle).|
|7/21/2011||Fractured ankle, 15-day DL.|
|5/10/2011||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|5/05/2011||Missed 1 game (right groin).|
|5/04/2011||Right groin, day-to-day.|
|4/08/2011||Missed 2 games (abdominal injury).|
|4/05/2011||Abdominal injury, day-to-day.|
|4/04/2011||Missed 2 games (lower abdominal strain).|
|4/01/2011||Lower abdominal strain, day-to-day.|
|1/18/2011||Re-signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a two-year contract.|
|6/30/2010||Missed 2 games (left knee injury).|
|6/28/2010||Left knee injury, day-to-day.|
|6/27/2010||Missed 1 game (left knee injury).|
|6/26/2010||Left knee injury, day-to-day.|
|1/19/2010||Re-signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a one-year contract.|
|8/25/2009||Missed 2 games (personal reasons).|
|8/23/2009||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|5/12/2009||Missed 17 games (hamstring).|
|4/26/2009||Hamstring, early September.|
|4/21/2009||Missed 3 games (hamstring).|
|9/16/2008||Missed 2 games (personal reasons).|
|9/15/2008||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|6/01/2007||Missed 1 game (shin injury).|
|5/30/2007||Shin injury, day-to-day.|
|9/06/2006||Missed 2 games (right hand injury).|
|9/05/2006||Right hand injury, day-to-day.|
|8/15/2006||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|8/14/2006||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|3/27/2006||Optioned to minor league camp.|
|5/31/2005||Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a five-year contract.|
|7/31/2014||Boston Red Sox traded Stephen Drew and cash considerations to the New York Yankees for Kelly Johnson.|
|12/17/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox.|
|8/20/2012||Arizona Diamondbacks traded Stephen Drew to the Oakland Athletics for Sean Jamieson.|
|6/07/2004||Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1st round (15th overall) in 2004.|
Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew is 6-for-13 (.462) versus Baltimore starter Bud Norris. | 08/11/2014 11:03 AM
NewsYankees second baseman Stephen Drew is 6-for-13 (.462) versus Baltimore starter Bud Norris.
ImpactHe's hit just .171 in the ten games with the Yankees after batting .176 in Boston. It's probably best to avoid this matchup.
Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew is not in Tuesday's starting lineup. | 08/05/2014 4:41 PM
NewsYankees second baseman Stephen Drew is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
ImpactHe's hit ..214 in the four games with the Yankees after batting .176 in Boston. Brendan Ryan will make the start and he has no fantasy value as career .236 hitter with a .615 OPS.
Yankees will start Stephen Drew at second base on Friday night versus hos old club, Boston. | 08/01/2014 4:31 PM
NewsYankees will start Stephen Drew at second base on Friday night versus hos old club, Boston.
ImpactHe's hit .176 with four home runs and a .583 OPS in 131 at-bats, so fantasy owners may still want to stay away.
The Yankees have picked up Stephen Drew from the Boston Red Sox for Kelly Johnson. | 07/31/2014 5:30 PM
NewsThe Yankees have picked up Stephen Drew from the Boston Red Sox for Kelly Johnson.
ImpactIt was the first trade between the Yankees and Red Sox since 1997. Drew has never played any position other than shortstop, but he's going to start at second base for New York. Learning a new position on the fly won't help him turn around his struggles at the plate. He's hit .176 with four home runs and a .583 OPS in 131 at-bats.
Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew is 0-for-10 against Rays ace David Price. | 07/25/2014 10:36 AM
NewsRed Sox shortstop Stephen Drew is 0-for-10 against Rays ace David Price.
ImpactDrew has done little to excite fantasy owners batting .170 in 34 games and has had no success versus Friday's starter. Stay away.
Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew went deep for the second straight game Tuesday at Toronto. | 07/22/2014 10:21 PM
NewsRed Sox shortstop Stephen Drew went deep for the second straight game Tuesday at Toronto.
ImpactDrew has gone 8-for-21 (.381) over his last six games after starting out the season 11-for-86 (.128).
Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI Monday against the Blue Jays. | 07/21/2014 10:22 PM
NewsRed Sox shortstop Stephen Drew went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI Monday against the Blue Jays.
ImpactDrew has picked up seven hits in his last 17 at-bats to lift his batting average to .175 on the season.
Stephen Drew not in Red Sox lineup Saturday | 07/12/2014 12:26 PM
NewsStephen Drew is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Astros.
Gordon Edes on Twitter
ImpactBrock Holt will draw the start in his place at shorstop while Xander Bogaerta covers third base. Drew continues to struggle offensively, slashing just .135/.198/.258 with two homers and five RBI through his first 27 games.
Drew homers again but Red Sox fall to O's | 07/05/2014 10:58 PM
NewsStephen Drew homered again in the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.
ImpactThe shortstop hit his first home run of 2014 in the first game -- a Red Sox win. Boston couldn't take the nightcap. Drew has struggled since re-signing with Boston in late May, but he was deprived of a spring training and can maybe get it going in the second half.
Stephen Drew belts first homer as BoSox win | 07/05/2014 3:59 PM
NewsStephen Drew belted his first home run of the 2014 season as the Red Sox took the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.
ImpactThe second inning blast off Miguel Gonzalez got the Red Sox on the board first, and was his only hit in three at-bats on the afternoon. He's been absolutely atrocious at the plate thus far, slashing an incomprehensible .145/.181/.232 with just three RBI.
Stephen Drew goes 0-for-4 in loss | 06/21/2014 1:44 AM
NewsStephen Drew went 0-for-4 on Friday and is 0-for-10 in his last three games.
ImpactDrew is hitting .176 with no power in 34 at-bats since joining the Red Sox, but worse for the team is that Xander Bogaerts has stopped hitting ever since moving to third base to make room. One imagines that if the Red Sox could find a taker for Drew's contract, they'd make the move in a heartbeat.
Stephen Drew returns to Red Sox' lineup | 06/15/2014 9:47 AM
NewsStephen Drew is back in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.
Scott Lauber on Twitter
ImpactDrew missed the last six games with a strained oblique, but he went through an intense workout prior to Saturday's contest and came out of it fine. The shortstop has just one hit in his first 14 at-bats for the Red Sox this season. Xander Bogaerts is on the bench Sunday, with Brock Holt handling third base.
Stephen Drew remains out of Red Sox lineup | 06/14/2014 12:53 PM
NewsStephen Drew (oblique) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.
Alex Speier on Twitter
ImpactWhile he continues to improve, it will be the sixth straight game that Drew has missed. Once again, Jonathan Herrera will draw the start at shortstop and hit eighth against the Indians.
Drew (oblique) could go for MRI on Friday | 06/12/2014 4:15 PM
NewsStephen Drew aggravated his right oblique injury and could go for an MRI on Friday.
Jason Mastrodonato on Twitter
ImpactDrew is out of the lineup for the fourth straight game Thursday. We should know more after he goes for an MRI, but a trip to the disabled list wouldn't be a surprise at this point.
Stephen Drew (oblique) sits again Thursday | 06/12/2014 3:20 PM
NewsStephen Drew (oblique) is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Thursday against the Indians.
Tim Britton on Twitter
ImpactDrew still has some tightness in his right oblique, so Jonathan Herrera will play shortstop in Thursday's series opener with Cleveland. Drew is 1-for-14 (.071) with five strikeouts since joining the Red Sox.
Drew (oblique) out of lineup again Tuesday | 06/10/2014 2:01 PM
NewsStephen Drew (oblique) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday against the Orioles.
Roch Kubatko on Twitter
ImpactDrew sat out Monday's game with tightness in his right oblique and might still be a couple of days away from returning. Jonathan Herrera will start at shortstop again.
Stephen Drew sidelined with oblique tightness | 06/09/2014 4:59 PM
NewsStephen Drew is out of Monday's lineup against the Orioles due to tightness in his right oblique.
Sean McAdam on twitter
ImpactIt was a bit curious to see Drew sitting against right-hander Bud Norris on Monday, so this would explain it. Red Sox manager John Farrell said that he felt something in his oblique during his last at-bat on Sunday. He's considered day-to-day right now, but these type of injuries can be tricky. Look for the Red Sox to be cautious.
Stephen Drew not in Red Sox lineup Monday | 06/09/2014 3:16 PM
NewsStephen Drew is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Monday evening against the Orioles.
Sean McAdam on Twitter
ImpactIt's his third day off in seven games since rejoining the club. Drew is just 1-for-14 so far for the Red Sox and is obviously being eased back into regular duty. Jonathan Herrera is playing shortstop on Monday night.
Stephen Drew not in lineup Tuesday | 06/03/2014 2:51 PM
NewsStephen Drew is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.
Tim Britton on Twitter
ImpactDrew went 0-for-2 with a walk in his season debut Monday and will take a seat Tuesday with left-hander T.J. House on the hill for Cleveland. Jonathan Herrera will make the start at shortstop.
Stephen Drew goes hitless in season debut | 06/02/2014 9:43 PM
NewsStephen Drew went 0-for-2 with a walk in his 2014 debut Monday against the Indians.
ImpactDrew wasn't alone: Boston's No. 5-9 hitters combined to go 0-for-16 with seven strikeouts in this one. Drew hit eighth tonight and figures to continue to bat in the bottom third of the order most of the time.
Drew batting eighth Monday in 2014 debut | 06/02/2014 3:30 PM
NewsStephen Drew is batting eighth and playing shortstop Monday in his 2014 regular-season debut.
Tim Britton on Twitter
ImpactDrew batted eighth primarily last season for the Red Sox but could work his way up the order this year as he settles in. The 31-year-old signed a one-year contract worth about $10 million on May 20 with Boston and will be the starting shortstop going forward, pushing Xander Bogaerts over to third base. Drew was 5-for-21 (.238) with zero homers and two RBI on his seven-game minor league tuneup.
Red Sox recall Stephen Drew from Triple-A | 06/01/2014 5:56 PM
NewsRed Sox recalled SS Stephen Drew from Triple-A Pawtucket.
ImpactThe veteran shortstop is expected to immediately take back over as the club's starting shortstop with Xander Bogaerts sliding over to third base. He's worth scooping up in any mixed leagues where he may be available.
Drew doubles in latest minors game | 05/27/2014 9:15 AM
NewsStephen Drew went 1-for-3 with a two-run double, a walk, and two strikeouts Monday in a game with Low-A Greenville.
Peter Abraham on Twitter
ImpactDrew is now hitting .375 (3-for-8) with two doubles and two RBI over three tune-up games in the minors. He's slated to move up to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday and should join the Red Sox sometime next week if all goes well.
Stephen Drew optioned to Low-A | 05/23/2014 1:40 PM
NewsRed Sox optioned SS Stephen Drew to Low-A Greenville.
ImpactDrew needed to clear waivers in order to be optioned, which he has done. The shortstop is expected to get in around 25 at-bats in the minors in order to knock the rust off before the Red Sox bring him back up. Alex Wilson has replaced Drew on the roster.
Red Sox make Stephen Drew signing official | 05/21/2014 2:35 PM
NewsRed Sox signed SS Stephen Drew to a one-year contract.
ImpactDrew will receive a prorated portion of the $14.1 million qualifying offer he turned down over the winter, which comes out to around $10 million. While he is on the active roster, Drew is expected to play 7-10 games in the minors in order to knock the rust off. He'll take over as the starting shortstop once ready, pushing Xander Bogaerts to third base.
Drew to spend 7-10 days in the minor leagues | 05/20/2014 4:00 PM
NewsStephen Drew will spend 7-10 days in the minor leagues before officially joining the Red Sox.
Nick Cafardo on Twitter
ImpactDrew was signed Tuesday to a one-year contract worth about $10 million, but the Red Sox want him to get some playing time down on the farm before throwing him into major league games. It'll be like a mini spring training for Drew, who is expected to take over as Boston's primary shortstop once he's deemed fit for big league action. Xander Bogaerts will slide to third base. Drew is worth stashing in most fantasy leagues.
Stephen Drew will be active on Wednesday | 05/20/2014 3:22 PM
NewsStephen Drew is expected to be active for the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Nick Cafardo on Twitter
ImpactThe Red Sox aren't wasting any time. Drew is reportedly in Boston on Tuesday, presumably to take a pre-signing physical in order to finalize his new one-year contract. The Red Sox have yet to announce their plans, but we're expecting him to be the regular shortstop again while Xander Bogaerts shifts over to third base.
Report: Red Sox to sign Stephen Drew | 05/20/2014 2:49 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox have signed Stephen Drew.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
Report: Four teams interested in Stephen Drew | 05/20/2014 9:49 AM
NewsNick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that four teams have shown preliminary interest in Stephen Drew.
Nick Cafardo on Twitter
ImpactIt appears that the bidding will begin in earnest after the First-Year Player Draft on June 5, as teams will no longer have to give up a draft pick in order to sign him. No word on who could be involved, but teams like the Tigers and Yankees make sense as potential fits.
Red Sox have not talked contract with Drew | 04/28/2014 2:31 PM
NewsAccording to Rob Bradford of WEEI, the Red Sox have not engaged free agent infielder Stephen Drew in contract negotiations at any point during the 2014 season.
ImpactThe Red Sox are fully committed to Xander Bogaerts as their starting shortstop. Drew is likely to wait until after the June MLB Amateur Draft to sign with a team because a deal would no longer require forfeiting a pick.
Yanks 'tapped out' on money, not in on Drew | 03/24/2014 11:12 AM
NewsAccording to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees have spoken to Stephen Drew's agent Scott Boras within the past couple of days but are "tapped out" on money.
ImpactThe Yankees could use an upgrade of their defensive range and need insurance for veteran shortstop Derek Jeter, but Drew is not under consideration at this time. The Tigers also don't seem to be a fit for Drew, despite Jose Iglesias potentially being out for the year. Drew could remain unsigned into the regular season. His market has been killed by the draft pick compensation system.
Boras: Drew has three-year, $39 million offer | 03/22/2014 4:31 PM
NewsStephen Drew's agent Scott Boras told Gammons Daily's Peter Gammons that Drew has a three-year, $39 million offer on the table.
Peter Gammons on Twitter
ImpactIf that were true, it wouldn't be on the table long. Drew has garnered some attention lately in the wake of the news that Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias would miss most of 2014, so Boras may just be trying to get his client some leverage in negotiations. Drew and the Tigers seem to be a match, so something may happen soon.
Drew willing to take 1-year deal from Tigers | 03/21/2014 4:10 PM
NewsJohn Lowe of the Detroit Free Press reports that Stephen Drew is willing to sign a one-year contract with the Tigers.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactThe Tigers traded for Andrew Romine Friday and are said to be willing to pair him with either Danny Worth or Hernan Perez as they look to replace Jose Iglesias (shins). However, it's hard not to see Drew piquing their interest on a one-year deal, as he can bridge the gap for a season before Iglesias returns next year. Drew, who would cost the Tigers their first-round pick, would likely want at least $14.1 million after declining the Red Sox' qualifying offer.
Dombrowski says Tigers not interested in Drew | 03/16/2014 10:01 PM
NewsTigers general manager Dave Dombrowski indicated Sunday that the Tigers will stick with "internal candidates" to replace Jose Iglesias.
ImpactWhile the Tigers are reportedly interested in Drew, it would be very unwise for Dombrowski to surrender the team's first round pick to do so, when the farm system is already depleted. Trading for a replacement, such as Nick Franklin, Jimmy Rollins or Darwin Barney could all be plausible alternatives for the Tigers.
Stephen Drew could be an option for Tigers | 03/15/2014 12:40 PM
NewsAccording to Peter Gammons, Stephen Drew could be an option for the Tigers.
Peter Gammons on Twitter
ImpactWith Jose Iglesias potentially starting the year on the disabled list, the Tigers could be forced to begin the season with Hernan Perez at shortstop. They have had a good working relationship with Scott Boras in the past, and could be a nice landing spot for Drew to potentially rebuild his value on a one-year deal.
Red Sox not actively engaged with SS Drew | 02/26/2014 4:45 PM
NewsAccording to WEEI's Alex Speier, the Red Sox are not engaged in active discussions with Stephen Drew.
ImpactBoth the Cactus League and Grapefruit League got underway on Wednesday, and yet Drew remains unsigned. He's struggling to attract offers because his free agency is tied to draft pick compensation and there's been talk of him waiting until the early part of the summer to settle on a landing spot. Nelson Cruz, who was also tied to draft pick compensation, recently agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal with the Orioles.
Alderson says Drew could wait to sign | 02/26/2014 11:01 AM
NewsMets general manager Sandy Alderson said on MLB Network on Wednesday that Stephen Drew could wait into the regular season to sign with a team.
ESPN New York
ImpactFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal floated the very same scenario over the weekend, as Drew would not be attached to draft pick compensation if he waits until after June's draft in order to sign with a team. Nelson Cruz recently settled for a one-year, $8 million contract with the Orioles, but it's unclear whether Drew will be willing to take a similar "pillow" contract. Alderson acknowledged Wednesday that the Mets are a logical fit for the veteran shortstop, but that they are still weighing the various factors involved.
Mets reportedly offered Drew $9.5 million | 02/22/2014 8:39 AM
NewsAccording to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets offered Stephen Drew a one-year, $9.5 million deal at some point this offseason, and were politely turned down.
ImpactThe free agent shortstop is said to be looking for a contract in the range of at least $14 million per season, but at this point he's unlikely to find it. If his asking price falls, the Mets could still be in play, as he would be a massive upgrade on both sides of the ball for them.
NYM don't think Drew is 'worth' current price | 02/19/2014 6:54 PM
NewsA source tells Anthony DiComo of MLB.com that the Mets don't think Stephen Drew is "worth it" at his current asking price.
Impact"At the numbers he's looking for, we don't think he's worth it compared with what we have," the source said. The team has continued to express belief in Ruben Tejada, and it appears they're comfortable going forward with Tejada at shortstop if Drew's contract demands don't come down. Drew's agent, Scott Boras, is believed to still be looking for at least a $14 million deal like the one he turned down from the Red Sox early in free agency.
Yanks' offer to Stephen Drew since rescinded | 02/18/2014 6:50 PM
NewsJoel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees made a two- or three-year offer to Stephen Drew earlier this offseason but have since rescinded it.
New York Post
ImpactSherman says the club made a bunch of free agent offers early in the offseason, but owner Hal Steinbrenner has "put a clamp" on spending following the Masahiro Tanaka signing. Drew would make sense for the Yanks as a third baseman and insurance policy for Derek Jeter, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen.
Report: Four teams in on Stephen Drew | 02/18/2014 3:20 PM
NewsJim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that four teams are currently "in" on free agent infielder Stephen Drew.
Jim Bowden on Twitter
ImpactThe Mets and Red Sox are two of them, but the others are a mystery. However, the Yankees, Astros, Twins, and Blue Jays are among the teams who have been mentioned as possibilities. Bowden notes that an owner with one of the four teams is involved in the talks, so we could finally see some resolution soon.
Drew still wants at least $14M per season | 02/18/2014 2:01 PM
NewsMike Puma of the New York Post reports that it's "clear" that agent Scott Boras still wants Stephen Drew to get at least $14 million this season.
Mike Puma on Twitter
ImpactDrew turned down a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Red Sox to test free agency, so Boras is still aiming to find a similar salary for his client on the open market. The Mets aren't going there and he'll likely be hard-pressed to find it elsewhere, especially with draft pick compensation attached.
Yanks won't give another major league deal | 02/16/2014 1:56 PM
NewsJoel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are not considering handing out any more major league contracts prior to Opening Day.
Joel Sherman on Twitter
ImpactSome have speculated that they could go after Stephen Drew, Ervin Santana or someone else, but it doesn't sound like that will happen. The Yanks have already committed big money to Masahiro Tanaka, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran and Hiroki Kuroda this winter, and it appears they'll only do minor league deals from now on if they sign anyone else.
Red Sox hold firm on one-year offer to Drew | 02/16/2014 8:58 AM
NewsJohn Tomase of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox have "held firm" with a one-year offer to Stephen Drew.
ImpactMultiple sources have told Tomase that they're willing to offer one year, while one source says it would likely be one year with an option. Drew's agent, Scott Boras, is looking for at least a three-year deal for his client, but it's not coming from the Red Sox and is looking unlikely to come from anyone at this point. Manager John Farrell wants Drew's situation solved one way or another soon. "I think the one thing that we don't want is a lingering what-if if Stephen is still out there," Farrell said. "I think in all fairness to our guys, our clubhouse, guys that would be affected if he were to be brought in."
Mets GM says contract with Drew is 'unlikely' | 02/13/2014 11:18 AM
NewsMets GM Sandy Alderson said Thursday morning that a pact with Stephen Drew is "unlikely."
Impact"I don't keep a running tab on the payroll but we're somewhere in excess of $85 million," Alderson told reporters. "We said we'll probably be in that range when everything is said and done. We'd always like to have more players but that doesn't always make you a better team." Perhaps the outlook will change if Drew lowers his current asking price. He has struggled to attract legitimate offers this winter because signing him requires the forfeiture of a top draft pick.
Alderson: Mets haven't ruled out signing Drew | 02/11/2014 2:33 PM
NewsMets general manager Sandy Alderson said during an appearance on WFAN on Tuesday that the club hasn't ruled out signing Stephen Drew under "the right circumstances."
D.J. Short on Twitter
ImpactThe Mets have been an obvious suitor for Drew throughout the offseason, but they have been content waiting out the market. Drew's agent, Scott Boras, has reportedly asked for a multi-year deal with an opt-out after the first season, which isn't going to work for New York. Unless some compromise is reached, the Mets are prepared to give Ruben Tejada another shot at the starting shortstop job.
Sox won't re-sign Drew before spring training | 02/09/2014 11:30 AM
NewsRed Sox general manager Ben Cherington told Jim Bowden of SiriusXM on Sunday that he doesn't expect to re-sign Stephen Drew before spring training.
Jim Bowden on Twitter
ImpactThe Red Sox are continuing their dialogue with Drew, but it sounds like they're content to wait things out. Boston wants Drew back on a one-year deal, but agent Scott Boras is holding out hope that someone will extend a multi-year offer to his client. The Mets are also known to have interest in the shortstop.
Report: Drew wants opt-out after first year | 02/06/2014 11:24 PM
NewsAdam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that agent Scott Boras is looking for an opt-out clause after the first year of Stephen Drew's contract.
ImpactBoras is going to have a tough time convincing a team to give up a draft pick to sign Drew and also agree to include an opt-out clause in his contract. Not surprisingly, Rubin says an opt-out clause would be a deal-breaker for the Mets, so it doesn't sound like he'll land in Queens unless Boras changes his demands. He does add that the Mets would consider a two- or possibly three-year deal for Drew (without an opt-out clause, of course).
Mets a 'long shot' to sign FA Stephen Drew | 02/04/2014 11:04 PM
NewsMike Puma and Ken Davidoff of the New York Post have been told by Mets executives it's a "long shot" that they'll sign Stephen Drew.
New York Post
ImpactAgent Scott Boras told the Post that it's "very clear the Mets have interest in Stephen Drew," which is no surprise given how much they've been connected to him this winter. However, Boras is looking for at least a three-year deal and it doesn't appear the Mets are willing to give it to him. Drew has struggled to attract a healthy market this winter because his free agency is tied to draft pick compensation.
Mets have no current offer out to SS Drew | 02/04/2014 2:52 PM
NewsKristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets have no offer on the table for Stephen Drew at this time.
Kristie Ackert on Twitter
Report: Mets make offer to Stephen Drew | 02/04/2014 2:32 PM
NewsWFAN's Mike Francesa said Tuesday that the Mets have made an offer to free agent shortstop Stephen Drew and that the two sides are still at odds in regard to the number of years involved.
Robert Brender on Twitter
Alderson: Mets 'unlikely' to sign SS Drew | 01/29/2014 8:52 AM
NewsMets general manager Sandy Alderson told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com via phone on Tuesday that the club is "unlikely" to sign free agent shortstop Stephen Drew.
ImpactDrew's market has been slow to develop this winter and the Mets have been critical of Ruben Tejada in the past, so a match makes sense on paper, but Alderson doesn't see it happening. "We haven't ruled it out, but I think doing anything is unlikely," said Alderson. "I think that Stephen will always have other opportunities. We continue to monitor his situation. We're looking at other free agents that are still available and trying to judge their status, and how they might fit with us. I know there's been a lot of speculation about Drew and the Mets, but at this point, that's what it remains -- speculation." Assuming the Mets are out of the mix, a return to the Red Sox might give him his best chance to remain at shortstop. The Yankees, Blue Jays, and Athletics have been mentioned as possible landing spots, but he'd likely have to play other positions.
Buster: Yankees not considering Stephen Drew | 01/24/2014 8:44 AM
NewsESPN's Buster Olney hears that the Yankees "are still not weighing a run" at Stephen Drew.
Buster Olney on Twitter
ImpactCBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported Thursday that Drew is "one free agent the Yankees are at least weighing," but Olney is hearing otherwise. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal has also heard that Drew signing with the Yanks isn't likely. The club has spent a boatload of money this offseason but is currently slated to go into the year with Brian Roberts at second base and Kelly Johnson at third. Drew would likely start at second and offer protection at shortstop if Derek Jeter isn't healthy.
Yanks considering making run at Stephen Drew | 01/23/2014 6:58 PM
NewsCBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees are considering Stephen Drew.
ImpactHeyman says Drew is "one free agent the Yankees are at least weighing" after they've eclipsed the $189 million luxury tax threshold following the Masahiro Tanaka signing. He adds, though, that a possible run at Drew "depends on the price." Drew would likely handle second base and provide protection at shortstop for Derek Jeter. He could then take over at short in 2015 if Jeter retires after this season.
Drew could be willing to play other positions | 01/15/2014 2:44 PM
NewsAccording to Peter Gammons, Stephen Drew's agent, Scott Boras, has dropped several hints this week that his client could be willing to play other positions besides shortstop.
ImpactDrew has struggled to find a home this winter, in part because he is attached to draft compensation, but also because there aren't many teams looking for shortstops at the moment. His willingness to play other positions could make him more attractive, as Gammons mentions the Yankees and Red Sox as possible fits. The Mets remain a possibility, but they appear content to wait out the market.
'Five or six' teams in on Stephen Drew | 01/12/2014 10:52 AM
NewsStephen Drew's agent, Scott Boras, told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that there are "five or six" teams he's actively talking to about his client.
Impact"There are five or six teams who I have actively talked to concerning Stephen," Boras said. "Ben [Cherington, the Red Sox GM] and I have continued our dialogue and will continue to talk." The Red Sox would like Drew back on a one-year deal, but Boras is pushing for a second year. The Mets have also been connected to the shortstop. "I tell my clients all the time that free agency is a long process," said Boras. "It just doesn't end at Christmas. It's a January, February, and even a March process."
Red Sox, Stephen Drew still talking | 01/09/2014 6:21 PM
NewsRed Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Thursday that the club has "kept the dialogue going" with Stephen Drew.
Alex Speier on Twitter
ImpactCherington did note, though, that the two sides haven't had any conversations since the holidays. The Red Sox wouldn't mind having Drew back on a short-term deal, but the shortstop's agent, Scott Boras, will be looking for a bigger deal elsewhere first. Having draft pick compensation attached to him has certainly affected Drew's market.
Stephen Drew has no health issues | 01/06/2014 5:04 PM
NewsRob Bradford of WEEI.com was told by a source that Stephen Drew is perfectly healthy.
Rob Bradford on Twitter
ImpactThis refutes a recent report from Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, who was told by an official with one team who expressed early interest in Drew that his medicals were raising some concerns. However, it appears that draft pick compensation and the lack of teams looking for a shortstop might be bigger issues with his market right now.
Drew to Mets 'possibility,' not 'probability' | 01/05/2014 12:21 PM
NewsAdam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Mets "remain engaged" with Stephen Drew's agent, Scott Boras, but signing the shortstop is "more of a possibility than a probability."
ImpactRubin adds that club officials "are divided about how valuable Drew would be to the Mets" and the team "would be more willing to consider a one- or two-year deal." However, if Drew winds up with a shorter term contract, the feeling is that he's likelier to re-sign with the Red Sox than sign with the Mets. Drew is more attractive to the Mets than most other clubs because their first-round pick is protected.
Yankees will not sign Stephen Drew | 12/31/2013 1:15 PM
NewsAccording to Peter Gammons, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said yesterday that the team is not signing Stephen Drew.
Peter Gammons on Tiwtter
ImpactThe Yankees were a longshot to begin with, even with uncertainty in their middle infield. Drew's market is quite limited, partially because he's attached to draft pick compensation, so a return to the Red Sox might be his best option. The Mets have been mentioned as a possible alternative, but they have publicly put their support behind Ruben Tejada in recent weeks.
Mets 'remain in contact' with Stephen Drew | 12/29/2013 11:41 AM
NewsNewsday's Marc Carig reports that the Mets "remain in contact" with Stephen Drew's agent, Scott Boras.
ImpactHowever, it sounds like they'll only be serious players for him if his price drops. Having draft pick compensation attached to his signing has affected the market for Drew, which could result in him winding up back in Boston. Drew batted .253/.333/.443 with 13 home runs and 67 RBI in 124 games last year for the Red Sox.
Boras trying to talk Mets into Drew, Morales | 12/22/2013 9:50 AM
NewsESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that agent Scott Boras is "trying to engage Mets ownership" in talks regarding Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales.
Jerry Crasnick on Twitter
ImpactBoth Drew and Morales could be fits on the field for the Mets, and it helps that the club's first-round draft pick is protected. However, it could be a case where they're only serious contenders for them if they wait it out and their price drops. The Red Sox are interested in re-signing Drew, while the Orioles have been connected to Morales.
Drew decision waiting on 'clarity' with Yanks | 12/21/2013 4:21 PM
NewsMLB Network's Peter Gammons reports Stephen Drew's decision is "awaiting some further Yankee clarity."
Peter Gammons on Twitter
ImpactIt's not clear exactly what clarity Drew is waiting for -- the Yankees seem set with Derek Jeter and Brendan Ryan at shortstop. There hasn't been a reported offer from the Yankees to the 30-year-old, as the shortstop's market has been pretty quiet thus far this offseason. The Mets and Red Sox have also been connected to Drew to some degree, but nothing has seemed imminent up to this point. Perhaps that's close to changing.
Mets say trade for SS more likely than Drew | 12/12/2013 10:02 AM
NewsMets general manager Sandy Alderson said Thursday that the club is more likely to upgrade shortstop via trade than sign free agent Stephen Drew.
Adam Rubin on Twitter
ImpactWe wouldn't expect Alderson to say anything different even if he had legitimate interest in signing Drew. The Red Sox and Twins also reportedly have interest in the 30-year-old, but it looks like his market will have to play out for a while.
Report: Red Sox talking to Stephen Drew | 12/11/2013 4:56 PM
NewsCBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox are talking to free agent shortstop Stephen Drew.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactDrew's market has been slow to develop this winter, likely because he is attached to draft pick compensation, so it's possible that he could return to Boston at a reasonable rate. The Mets and Twins have also been mentioned as possible landing spots.
Mets, Twins, BoSox in on Stephen Drew | 12/10/2013 2:01 PM
NewsMatthew Cerrone of MetsBlog reports that the Mets, Twins and Red Sox are the most likely teams to sign free agent shortstop Stephen Drew.
Matthew Cerrone on Twitter
ImpactDrew is at the top of a weak free agent shortstop class. When he is off the board, teams in need of a shortstop will be scrambling for other options. As part of the championship-winning Red Sox last season, Drew posted a .777 OPS. He will turn 31 in March, important to keep in mind depending on the length of the contract he will eventually sign.
Report: Drew could return to Red Sox | 12/10/2013 12:52 PM
NewsAccording to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, one executive with a team thought to be linked to Stephen Drew believes that the free agent shortstop will return to the Red Sox.
Rob Bradford on Twitter
ImpactDrew has reportedly drawn some interest from the Mets, but his market has been pretty quiet this winter, in part due to him being attached to draft pick compensation. The Red Sox have Xander Bogaerts at the ready if he departs, but it's not hard to envision a scenario where Drew could return at a reasonable rate.
Red Sox waiting to make offer for SS Drew | 12/09/2013 9:46 AM
NewsAccording to WEEI's Rob Bradfrod, the Red Sox are waiting to make a "definitive offer" to Stephen Drew.
ImpactDrew is tied to draft pick compensation and has struggled to attract a healthy market this winter because of it, so the Red Sox will practice patience and hope to get the 30-year-old shortstop on a super team-friendly deal. Drew batted .253/.333/.443 with 13 home runs and 67 RBI in 124 games this past season for Boston.
'Nothing too recent' between Drew and Red Sox | 12/07/2013 9:22 PM
NewsThere haven't been recent discussions between the Red Sox and Stephen Drew, according to Ian Browne of MLB.com.
Impact"Yeah we've had off-and-on dialogue, nothing too recent, but certainly we're leaving the door open still," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said. The Sox have been busy with the recent signings of A.J. Pierzynski and Mike Napoli, but they go into the Winter Meetings with few holes to fill. It sounds like Cherington is OK with the idea of going forward with Xander Bogaerts as the team's starting shortstop, meaning any deal with Drew would likely be one that makes sense for the team. Drew has yet to draw notable interest from any other teams thus far this offseason.
Stephen Drew remains in play for Red Sox | 12/06/2013 11:01 PM
NewsPete Abraham of the Boston Globe believes that re-signing Stephen Drew remains an possibility for the Red Sox.
Pete Abraham on Twitter
ImpactAbraham cautions detractors not to underestimate how much the Red Sox like the veteran shortstop. His market has been incredibly quiet this winter, and the World Champions would love to bring him back at a discount to provide defensive stability at shortstop while having an insurance policy in case Will Middlebrooks falters at third base.
Retaining Drew still an option for Red Sox | 11/30/2013 8:34 AM
NewsJohn Tomase of the Boston Herald believes that re-signing Stephen Drew is still a plausible option for the Red Sox.
ImpactWith Drew's list of potential suitors starting to dwindle in recent weeks, a reunion with the Red Sox could make sense. It would provide the World Champions insurance in the event that Xander Bogaerts isn't ready to take over full-time, or if Will Middlebrooks continues to struggle. As Tomase notes, the Red Sox also have leverage in negotiations, as they are the one team that wouldn't have to forfeit a draft pick to sign him.
Boston hasn't closed door on Stephen Drew | 11/14/2013 11:30 AM
NewsA team source told WEEI's Rob Bradford that the Red Sox "haven't closed the door" on re-signing Stephen Drew.
ImpactGordon Edes of ESPN Boston wrote Thursday morning that the Red Sox had already ruled Drew out, but no decision like that has been made. The 30-year-old free agent is asking for a big contract and the Sox can go with Xander Bogaerts at shortstop if the price gets too high, but both sides will let the market play out first.
Report: Stephen Drew won't return to Boston | 11/14/2013 9:23 AM
NewsGordon Edes of ESPN Boston heard from a source that Stephen Drew will not return to the Red Sox.
ImpactRed Sox management had interest in bringing Drew back, but the free agent shortstop is seeking a contract that soars well beyond Boston's offseason budget. Drew turned down a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer last week, so he'll net a draft pick for the Sox when he signs elsewhere this winter. Xander Bogaerts will likely start at shortstop and Will Middlebrooks will presumably man third base in 2014.
Stephen Drew rejects $14.1M qualifying offer | 11/11/2013 3:09 PM
NewsStephen Drew will not accept Boston's qualifying offer.
Gordon Edes on Twitter
ImpactIt would have been a one-year, $14.1 million contract and the Scott Boras client has his sights set much higher. The team that signs Drew this winter will have to forfeit a top draft pick. Unless that team is the Red Sox.
Mets to meet with Boras to discuss Drew, Choo | 11/10/2013 8:23 PM
NewsDavid Lennon of Newsday reports that the Mets will meet with Scott Boras this week to discuss free agents Stephen Drew and Shin-Soo Choo.
David Lennon on Twitter
ImpactLennon notes that if the Mets acquire Drew to play shortstop, they could potentially move Ruben Tejada to second base and shift Daniel Murphy to a corner outfield spot. The Mets have money to spend, and several holes to fill this offseason, so talking with Boras early on seems to be a great place to start.
Teams 'moving quick' on SS Stephen Drew | 11/10/2013 9:04 AM
NewsRob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that "a bunch of teams (are) moving quick" on Stephen Drew.
ImpactThere had been some thought that Drew might accept the Red Sox' one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer, but that's now looking unlikely. Drew had a great year defensively and hit .253 with a .777 OPS for the Red Sox in 2013. The shortstop's agent, Scott Boras, recently told CBS Sports that "Drew is in the top five offensively and defensively at his position." That might be a stretch, but he obviously has no shortage of suitors.
Boras has meetings set up for Stephen Drew | 11/07/2013 7:21 PM
NewsMLB.com's Peter Gammons was told by a general manager that Stephen Drew's agent, Scott Boras, has set up "a number" of meetings for his client at next week's GM meetings.
Peter Gammons on Twitter
ImpactThe GM also told Gammons that the Red Sox can "forget" about Drew accepting their $14.1 million qualifying offer. The shortstop wound up having to take a one-year, $9.5 million deal last winter, but he had a bounce-back season and will have no trouble netting a multi-year pact from someone this offseason.
Farrell hoping for Drew's return to Red Sox | 11/06/2013 4:00 PM
NewsRed Sox manager John Farrell wants free agent shortstop Stephen Drew to return to Boston.
ImpactDrew received a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Red Sox on Monday, but he's expected to turn it down to seek a multi-year deal. Of course, that contract could come from Boston itself. "I can't sit here today and say that he's going to be back here. Personally, I'm hopeful he's back. It buys us some time, whether [Xander Bogaerts] is the guy going forward next year at shortstop or if he's at third base," said Farrell. It's a telling quote, as it seems to imply that Will Middlebrooks is out of luck if Drew returns. That scenario could render Middlebrooks an appealing trade chip.
Sox make qualifying offer to Stephen Drew | 11/04/2013 3:10 PM
NewsStephen Drew got a qualifying offer from the Red Sox.
Sean McAdam on Twitter
ImpactIt's a one-year, $14.1 million offer. Drew will decline it and then be tied to draft pick compensation in free agency. As one of the few available shortstops on the open market, he should land a sizable contract.
Yankees showing interest in Stephen Drew | 11/02/2013 9:07 AM
NewsErik Boland of Long Island Newsday reports that despite re-signing Derek Jeter, the Yankees are showing serious interest in free agent Stephen Drew.
Long Island Newsday
ImpactWith Jeter slated to be the Yankees everyday shortstop, it remains to be seen if Drew would be interested in more of a utility role. Boland also notes that they're also interested in bringing back Brendan Ryan, who was acquired from the Mariners in a mid-season deal in 2013.
Stephen Drew will remain in Red Sox lineup | 10/18/2013 7:24 PM
NewsRed Sox manager John Farrell clarified Friday that despite his struggles offensively, Stephen Drew will remain in the Red Sox lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS on Friday.
Pete Abraham on Sulia
ImpactThe 30-year-old shortstop is just 1-for-17 with eight strikeouts in the series, and continues to be lauded for his tremendous defense at shortstop. Farrell prefers to shore up the middle of the field defensively, rather than looking to generate extra offense by starting Will Middlebrooks at the hot corner and shifting Xander Bogaerts to shortstop.
Stephen Drew homers, triples in win | 09/19/2013 9:44 PM
NewsStephen Drew had a two-run homer and a triple against the Orioles on Thursday.
ImpactDrew has always been a surprising source of triples, but part of that appeared to be a triple-friendly ballpark in Chase Field. Except he's kept it going this year, with seven triples to bring his career total to 59. He's 13th on the active list, and the only younger player ahead of him is Jose Reyes.
Stephen Drew not in Red Sox lineup Saturday | 09/14/2013 9:51 AM
NewsStephen Drew is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.
Rob Bradford on Twitter
ImpactIt's nothing more than a day of rest for the veteran shortstop, with youngster Xander Bogaerts starting at shortstop against tough southpaw C.C. Sabathia.
Stephen Drew not in Red Sox lineup Saturday | 09/07/2013 10:01 AM
NewsStephen Drew is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Yankees.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactIt's merely a scheduled day of rest for the veteran shortstop. Xander Bogaerts is getting the call at shortstop against opposing left-hander David Huff.
Stephen Drew not in lineup Saturday | 08/31/2013 3:01 PM
NewsStephen Drew is not in Saturday's lineup.
Brian MacPherson on Twitter
ImpactIt's just a scheduled day off. Xander Bogaerts is starting at shortstop against left-hander John Danks.
Stephen Drew hits three-run homer | 08/21/2013 6:52 PM
NewsStephen Drew hit a three-run homer off Giants left-hander Mike Kickham on Wednesday.
ImpactDrew probably isn't too happy about being turned into a platoon player with the Xander Bogaerts promotion, but he hasn't uttered a complaint. The move came even though he's playing his best ball of the season right now; he's hitting .307 with three homers and 14 RBI in 20 games this month.
Drew's three-run homer gives Sox 7-5 victory | 08/08/2013 12:53 AM
NewsStephen Drew hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning to give the Red Sox a 7-5 win over the Astros on Wednesday.
ImpactDrew had extended his now-eight-game hitting streak with a single earlier in the night, but the biggest hit came off Astros de facto closer Josh Fields. The homer was Drew's ninth of the year, and the three runs driven in gave him 44 RBI. With Jose Iglesias now in Detroit, Drew has no competition for playing time at short.
Drew goes 2-for-3 with 2 runs in victory | 08/04/2013 5:50 PM
NewsStephen Drew finished 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs in Sunday's win against the Diamondbacks.
ImpactDuring his five-game hitting streak, Drew has recorded four multi-hit games to inflate his batting average from .226 to .244. If you toss out his average, Drew is producing at roughly his career offensive pace in 2013. He is the type of shortstop that owners should target on the waiver wire if they happen to currently own Jhonny Peralta or Everth Cabrera.
Drew homers, drives in three in loss to AZ | 08/02/2013 11:04 PM
NewsStephen Drew went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
ImpactThe three RBI matched a season-high. Drew has begun to show some signs of life recently, hitting .301 (22-for-73) with 11 extra-base hits (three home runs) and 13 RBI over his last 21 games. He might be worth a look for those bracing for the loss of Jhonny Peralta or Everth Cabrera in fantasy leagues.
Stephen Drew walks off Red Sox vs. Mariners | 08/01/2013 12:36 AM
NewsStephen Drew hit a walkoff RBI ground-rule single in Wednesday's 5-4 extra-innings win over Seattle.
ImpactDrew's one-hopper into the right-field seats scored Dustin Pedroia from third base. It was the shortstop's only hit of the night, but it was obviously a huge one. The Red Sox are now back in first place with a half-game lead over the Rays in the American League East standings. Drew is batting .228/.311/.408 with seven homers and 38 RBI in 76 games this season.
Drew homers twice, drives in five to beat O's | 07/27/2013 11:57 PM
NewsStephen Drew went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in the Red Sox' 7-3 win over the Orioles on Saturday.
ImpactDrew hit a three-run homer in the fourth and a two-run shot in the sixth inning. The homers were Drew's first since June 4. The shortstop has seven home runs and 37 RBI in 72 games.
Stephen Drew activated from disabled list | 07/20/2013 12:57 PM
NewsRed Sox activated SS Stephen Drew from the 15-day disabled list.
ImpactDrew has been sidelined since June 28 with a hamstring injury, but was able to rejoin the Red Sox on Saturday as expected. He's batting eighth and playing shortstop in his return to the starting lineup.
Stephen Drew (hamstring) to be activated Sat. | 07/18/2013 5:26 PM
NewsStephen Drew (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Saturday.
Brian MacPherson on Twitter
ImpactDrew, out since June 28 due to hamstring tightness, is scheduled to play in two games with Double-A Portland before being activated. He's expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday against the Yankees.
Stephen Drew to begin rehab stint Thursday | 07/14/2013 9:02 PM
NewsStephen Drew (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Portland.
Pete Abraham on Twitter
ImpactDrew is scheduled to appear in two games before rejoining the Red Sox on Saturday. He hasn't played since June 28 due to hamstring tightness, but remains on track to return after the All-Star break.
Drew to start rehab assignment after break | 07/13/2013 8:11 PM
NewsStephen Drew (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment after the All-Star break.
Scott Lauber on Twitter
ImpactThe rehab assignment will be a short one, likely just one or two games in the days following the break. The Red Sox are hopeful to have him back by next weekend. He hasn't played since June 28 due to hamstring tightness.
Stephen Drew increases running intensity | 07/12/2013 8:54 AM
NewsStephen Drew (hamstring) has increased the intensity of his running in recent days.
ImpactThe Red Sox remain unsure, though, whether he'll be ready to begin a rehab assignment this weekend. It does sound like Drew's right hamstring is coming along, though, and he should be ready for activation not too long after the All-Star break.
Stephen Drew (hamstring) placed on 15-day DL | 07/05/2013 7:16 PM
NewsRed Sox placed SS Stephen Drew on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 28, due to right hamstring tightness.
ImpactDrew has been sidelined since last Friday with the ailment, but the injury wasn't initially deemed serious enough to require a stint on the disabled list. Jose Iglesias will continue to handle the bulk of playing time at shortstop in his absence.
Red Sox hoping Drew (hamstring) returns Sat. | 07/04/2013 11:02 AM
NewsRed Sox manager John Farrell is hoping Stephen Drew (hamstring) will be ready to return Saturday.
Brian MacPherson on Twitter
ImpactDrew has been out since last Friday due to right hamstring tightness. Jose Iglesias has been playing shortstop and Brandon Snyder has been at third base. Drew is batting .233/.313/.409 in 66 games this season.
Drew (hamstring) out again Wednesday | 07/03/2013 2:52 PM
NewsStephen Drew (hamstring) is out of the starting lineup again Wednesday.
Evan Drellich on Twitter
ImpactDrew hasn't played since last Friday and is likely to be held out of the lineup through at least Friday. Jose Iglesias is starting at shortstop again Wednesday while Brandon Snyder plays the hot corner.
Drew (hamstring) unlikely to play vs. Padres | 07/02/2013 4:45 PM
NewsStephen Drew (hamstring) is unlikely to play at all in Boston's three-game series versus the Padres.
Brian MacPherson on Twitter
ImpactDrew is out of the lineup on Tuesday and probably won't be available on Wednesday or Thursday either. He's been sidelined since last Friday with a tight hammy.
|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
|At Bats||5||3 times-last: vs. Cle||last: Aug 8||6|
|Runs||2||2 times-last: at Tor||last: Jul 21||3|
|Hits||2||7 times-last: at Bos||last: Aug 3||4|
|Doubles||1||10 times-last: at Bal||last: Aug 13||2|
|Triples||1||at Hou||Jul 11||1|
|Home Runs||1||4 times-last: at Tor||last: Jul 22||2|
|Total Bases||5||at Tor||Jul 21||9|
|Extra-Base Hits||1||15 times-last: at Bal||last: Aug 13||3|
|Runs Batted In||4||2 times-last: at Bos||last: Aug 3||5|
|Base on Balls||2||2 times-last: at Bos||last: Aug 2||3|
|Times on Base||3||4 times-last: at Bos||last: Aug 2||4|
|Stolen Bases||1||vs. Cle||Jun 15||2|
|Caught Stealing||1||vs. ChN||Jul 1||0|
|At Bats||611||2008 (Ari)|
|Triples||12||2 times-last: 2010 (Ari)|
|Home Runs||21||2008 (Ari)|
|Total Bases||307||2008 (Ari)|
|Extra-Base Hits||76||2008 (Ari)|
|Runs Batted In||67||2 times-last: 2013 (Bos)|
|Base on Balls||62||2010 (Ari)|
|Times on Base||222||2010 (Ari)|
|Stolen Bases||10||2010 (Ari)|
|Caught Stealing||5||2010 (Ari)|
|Batting Average||.291||2008 (Ari)|
|On Base Percentage||.352||2010 (Ari)|
|Slugging Percentage||.502||2008 (Ari)|
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