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Stephen Drew | Second Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Yankees activated 2B Stephen Drew from the paternity leave list.
Drew was excused for two games to welcome a new member of his family. The 32-year-old has 11 home runs in 65 games this season as the Yankees' starting second baseman. Jun 25 - 10:05 AM

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Yankees placed INF Stephen Drew on the paternity leave list.

He should be back in a couple of days. The Yankees have called up Jose Pirela to provide some depth at second base.
Jun 23 - 2:47 PM

Stephen Drew belted a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

The Yankees had three homers on the day (Brian McCann had a solo shot of his own), but they were still outscored 12-4 as the Tigers offense came alive. It's been an odd year for Drew, as he's hitting just .188/.254/.390 overall but now has 11 home runs and three two-homer games this month.
Jun 21 - 4:12 PM

Stephen Drew hit a pair of solo home runs in four at-bats on Tuesday as the Yankees defeated the Nationals.

It's Drew's second multi-homer game in his last three starts; the other occurring on June 5. His first homer gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the third inning, and his second boosted the Yankees' lead to 6-1 in the eighth. Drew now has nine home runs on the season along with 21 RBI and a meager .175/.237/.373 triple-slash line. He hasn't hit 15 home runs in a season since 2010, but he appears to be on a good track to reach that mark this year.
Jun 9 - 10:07 PM

Stephen Drew went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI against the Angels on Friday.

Well, that was unexpected. Drew launched a two-run homer in the bottom of the second inning before hitting a solo blast in the sixth. It was his third career multi-homer game. The 32-year-old is hitting just .173 with a .238 on-base percentage this season, but he has managed to hit seven home runs in 50 games.
Jun 5 - 11:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi plans to stick with Stephen Drew as his starter at second base.

Jose Pirela has started each of the last two games and three out of the last six at second base, but Girardi isn't ready to move away from Drew yet. "I watch his at-bats and I just feel that he’s about to go off on a hot streak," Girardi said. "He gets a few hits one day, and it just hasn’t happened, which I’m surprised. I really am surprised. I thought he had a good spring training. He’s had some big hits for us, but it hasn’t necessarily carried over into his average for us this year, but I still think he’s going to hit." Drew is batting just .176/.271/.353 this season but has provided steady defense.
May 15 - 8:50 AM

Stephen Drew is out of the Yankees' lineup Thursday.

Jose Pirela is starting at second base against the Rays. This is a day of mental and physical rest for Drew, who's batting just .176/.271/.353 in 32 games this season.
May 14 - 3:52 PM

Stephen Drew is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

Jose Pirela is at second base in his place and could see more and more time there with Drew struggling. The veteran is batting just .169/.268/.361 this season.
May 8 - 3:42 PM

Stephen Drew clubbed a solo homer and drew a walk Friday against the Rays.

Drew has just five hits (and a lowly .167 batting average so far this season), but three of them are home runs. At least he's making them count. The 32-year-old had just three home runs in 155 plate appearances after joining the Yankees last season.
Apr 17 - 11:31 PM

Stephen Drew pinch-hit and clubbed a grand slam to help the Yankees edge the Orioles on Monday.

Drew pinch-hit for Brett Gardner in the seventh inning with the bases loaded and lifted a Tommy Hunter offering over the fence in right-center to put the Yankees back on top 6-4. Drew entered the game batting just 3-for-20 but he homered in Sunday's rout of the Red Sox, so he has two round-trippers in the early going.
Apr 13 - 10:21 PM

Stephen Drew hit a two-run homer Saturday as the Yankees edged the Nationals 4-3.

After a very slow start, Drew went 8-for-17 with two homers and five RBI in his final seven games of the spring. He's set to start at second base on Opening Day now that Didi Gregorius is back (if Gregorius' wrist injury had proven serious, Drew likely would have played short).
Apr 4 - 4:18 PM

Stephen Drew went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI against the Phillies on Friday.

Drew's bat had showed signs of coming around in recent days, but this is still his first multihit game of the spring. Overall, he's hitting .231/.302/.359 in 39 at-bats.
Mar 27 - 5:01 PM

Stephen Drew went 0-for-3 on Sunday and has collected just two singles in 19 at-bats this spring.

The Yankees won't give up on Drew before the season even starts, but one imagines they won't be all that patient with him if he continues to he remains a sub-.200 hitter well into April. He finished last yer at .162 in 271 at-bats.
Mar 15 - 3:51 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed Tuesday that his plan is for Stephen Drew to be the regular second baseman.

That was the assumption after the Yankees brought Drew back on a one-year, $5 million deal this offseason, but it's now official. Of course, Drew hit just .162/.237/.299 across 300 plate appearances last season, so things could change if he struggles again. Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela are among the in-house alternatives.
Mar 10 - 9:21 AM

Yankees signed INF Stephen Drew to a one-year, $5 million contract.

The deal was reported earlier this month and has now been made official. Drew will have a chance to earn an additional $1.5 million should he get to 550 plate appearances. He really struggled with a .150/.219/.271 batting over 46 games with the Yanks last season after coming over in a trade with the Red Sox. However, he's still a good defender and improvement at the plate should come in 2015. Drew will play second base for the Bombers.
Jan 16 - 10:40 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Taylor Dugas
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Slade Heathcott
3Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Ivan Nova
6Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Justin Wilson
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Chris Capuano
7Nicholas Rumbelow
8Bryan Mitchell
9Sergio Santos