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Stephen Drew | Shortstop

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros met with Stephen Drew's agent, Scott Boras, on Wednesday.
The Astros currently have underwhelming shortstop options in Jonathan Villar and Marwin Gonzalez, so it's not a surprise that there's interest in Drew. The veteran infielder hit just .162/.237/.299 across 85 games for the Red Sox and Yankees last season, but the down year offensively could be due in part to the late start he got after waiting until late May to sign. Drew remains a good defender. Dec 12 - 10:25 AM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Stephen Drew has been "more popular" this winter than he was last offseason when it cost a draft pick to sign him.

This, even after he batted just .162/.237/.299 across 85 games for the Red Sox and Yankees. However, it's not surprising that there are a host of teams willing to buy low on Drew given his good defense and the lack of draft pick compensation. Heyman lists the Yankees, Mets, Astros, A's, Braves, Padres, Dodgers, Blue Jays, Nationals and Marlins as having interest in the infielder.
Dec 9 - 8:54 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Braves are considering Stephen Drew for their second base vacancy.

Drew hadn't played second base until a late-season trade to the Yankees last season. He certainly has more value as a shortstop, but perhaps he'll be willing to settle in at the keystone if it meant signing with Atlanta, which is three hours away from where he grew up. The Yankees, Mets and A's have also been connected to drew, though New York can probably be ruled out following their acquisition of Didi Gregorius.
Dec 7 - 11:15 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Mets, Yankees, Dodgers, Athletics, and possibly the Nationals could be interested in Stephen Drew.

The Nationals would use Drew at second base. Cafardo notes that Drew "is expected to receive a low base contract with heavy incentives." It's not a surprise after his down season at the plate in 2014, but he remains good defensively and it wouldn't be a surprise if he rebounded at the dish in 2015.
Source: Boston Globe
Nov 16 - 10:31 AM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Stephen Drew appears to be a "fallback" option for the Yankees and Mets.

The A's have been listed as a potential landing spot for Drew, as well. The veteran shortstop is coming off a terrible 2014 campaign, having hit just .162/.237/.299 across 85 games for the Red Sox and Yankees. He remains strong defensively, though, and could rebound at the plate after skipping spring training and not making his season debut until June. Sherman says that Drew, who will turn 32 in March, could wind up having to accept a one-year deal in the $4 million range. He could be a bargain at that price.
Nov 14 - 9:29 AM

Stephen Drew went 0-for-4 as the Yankees scored nine runs Sunday against the Red Sox.

Drew didn't make any sort of case for becoming the Yankees' replacement for Derek Jeter next year. He ended up hitting .150 with four homers in 140 at-bats for the Bombers after coming in at .176 with four homers in 131 at-bats for the Red Sox. He'll become a free agent after the World Series. At least he won't have to worry about getting a qualifying offer this time around.
Sep 28 - 5:27 PM

Stephen Drew drove in two runs with a ground rule double and drew a walk Saturday against the Yankees.

Believe it or not, Drew has actually been worse with the Yankees than he was with the Red Sox this season. Even with Saturday's double, he's hitting just .154 (21-for-136) with three home runs and 15 RBI over 45 games with New York. Drew (and his agent Scott Boras) gambled by sitting out until late May before signing, but it didn't pay off.
Sep 27 - 4:24 PM

Stephen Drew had four trips to the plate, drawing a walk and hitting his first home run as a Yankee in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

Drew tied the game at 1-1 when he slugged a home run to right-center in the fourth inning off of Scott Feldman. He has five on the season. Offensive success has been elusive for the shortstop. He's slashing .173/.246/.319 on the year, including his time with the Red Sox.
Aug 20 - 10:54 PM

Stephen Drew had a nice night at the dish in Sunday’s victory over the Red Sox, going 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI.

Even with the strong night at the plate, he’s still slashing an unthinkable .183/.266/.338 on the season. He is playing a fine defensive second base though, and now that his bat has started to heat up a bit he looks like a nice upgrade over Brian Roberts.
Aug 3 - 11:55 PM

Yankees acquired SS Stephen Drew from the Red Sox for INF Kelly Johnson.

Drew's bizarre season continues. He was on Boston's World Series championship squad last year, turned down a qualifying offer over the winter, and sat out the first month-plus of the season before returning to the Red Sox. Batting a gruesome .176 with four home runs and 11 RBIs, Boston pulled the plug, and in so doing consummated their first trade with the hated Yankees since Aug. 13, 1997, when New York shipped Tony Armas and a PTBNL to Boston for Randy Brown and Mike Stanley. Drew won't halt Derek Jeter's retirement party. Instead, he'll play primarily second base.
Jul 31 - 4:36 PM

According to ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes, shortstop Stephen Drew has been traded to the Yankees.

It's a rare swap between the two bitter rivals. Drew has struggled to the tune of a .176/.255/.328 slash line since returning to the major leagues on June 1, but he plays steady defense at shortstop and there's reason to expect that he'll hit better down the stretch. Kelly Johnson is headed to Boston in a straight one-for-one swap.
Jul 31 - 3:44 PM

Stephen Drew went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI against the Blue Jays on Monday.

Drew had five RBI in 99 at-bats before nearly doubling his season total today. He's 7-for-17 with three extra-base hits and four walks in his last five games. We're not ready to suggest picking him up in mixed leagues, but the idea is not nearly so far-fetched as it was a couple of weeks ago.
Jul 21 - 9:59 PM

Stephen Drew is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Astros.

Brock Holt will draw the start in his place at shortstop while Xander Bogaerts covers third base. Drew continues to struggle offensively, slashing just .135/.198/.258 with two homers and five RBI through his first 27 games.
Jul 12 - 12:26 PM

Stephen Drew homered again in the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

The 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 spring training and can maybe get it going in the second half.
Jul 5 - 10:58 PM

Stephen 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.

The 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.
Jul 5 - 3:59 PM

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3B1Chase Headley
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11Jose De Paula
12Branden Pinder
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