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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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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

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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

Stephen Drew went 0-for-4 on Friday and is 0-for-10 in his last three games.

Drew 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.
Jun 21 - 1:44 AM

Stephen Drew is back in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

Drew 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.
Jun 15 - 9:47 AM

Stephen Drew (oblique) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

While 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.
Jun 14 - 12:53 PM

Stephen Drew aggravated his right oblique injury and could go for an MRI on Friday.

Drew 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.
Jun 12 - 4:15 PM

Stephen Drew (oblique) is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Thursday against the Indians.

Drew 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.
Jun 12 - 3:20 PM

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C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
3Austin Romine
4J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Antoan Richardson
4Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
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S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
7CC Sabathia
8Ivan Nova
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R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10David Phelps
11Bryan Mitchell
12Chase Whitley