New York Post "Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Stephen Drew was the Yankees’ starting second baseman on Tuesday. And Drew made it clear that was his expectation when he was told of the statement later in the day. That’s all well and good, but it won’t mean much if Drew doesn’t figure out a way to, you know,..." March 11
In case there was still any doubt, Joe Girardi confirmed that his plan is for Stephen Drew to be the Yanks' everyday second baseman.
New York Daily News "Brian Cashman believes in, as he put it, "the back of the baseball card" on Stephen Drew, rather than Drew's dreadful, abbreviated 2014 season. That's why the Yankee GM said in a telephone interview Wednesday that Drew projects as "hopefully our everyday second baseman." Cashman also seems..." January 29
New York Daily News "The Yankees are gambling at least $5 million that Stephen Drew’s awful 2014 was an aberration and that he can rebound enough to be a contributor in their middle infield in 2015. The club has agreed on a one-year deal with Drew for that amount, according to a baseball official familiar with the..." January 07
Hardball Talk "Stephen Drew has been connected to several teams this offseason despite batting just .162/.237/.299 in 2014 for the Red Sox and Yankees. The Blue Jays, A’s, Cubs, White Sox, Angels, and Astros are among the teams with reported interest in signing him. But the longtime Scott Boras client hasn’t..." December 30
New York Post "Look at the entire body of work across the previous years and forget Stephen Drew’s fractured 2014 season? Or was this past year simply too miserable for the Yankees to ignore? “I would say clubs would spend a good deal of time focusing on his career offensive statistics as opposed to a couple..." October 01
CSN New England "The Red Sox aren't only selling their best players of the season, but also their worst. Having already parted ways with pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Andrew Miller, as well as outfielder Jonny Gomes, the Sox struck again before the deadline, trading away shortstop Stephen Drew to . . ...." August 01
Boston Herald "Shortstop Stephen Drew could be stuck at four games played this season for some time. The recently re-signed veteran aggravated his right oblique injury in Baltimore on Wednesday and after a workout yesterday, may need to visit a hospital today for an MRI. The club is determined to get ahead of..." June 13
CBSSports.com "We're just a little more than two weeks from opening day, and Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales are still looking for employment. In large part, that's because each player turned down a qualifying offer from their former teams. That means that whatever team signs Drew or Morales must in turn..." March 14
Hardball Talk "Don’t expect Scott Boras to admit this — or for him to allow Stephen Drew to publicly do so — but Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe has the inside scoop: Red Sox players say Stephen Drew now regrets not taking the qualifying offer when he had the chance. But the veteran players have turned from..." March 13
ESPN.com "Scott Boras wants an opt-out clause for Stephen Drew after Year 1 of a multiyear deal, a source told ESPNNewYork.com. That's not going to fly with the Mets, who otherwise still remain in play for the free-agent shortstop. The Mets would consider a two- or possibly even three-year deal for..." February 07
Bluebird Banter "So there is still a hope that the Blue Jays might be after Stephen Drew. Jon Heyman, in a MLB.com video, tells us "Toronto is a team in the mix, I think" on Drew. I love the 'I think' qualifier on the end of that. And yes, Drew is a Boras client, but I don't think that is as much an issue as we..." January 28
CBSSports.com "The Yankees are now considering free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew, which could potentially put another dent in the rival Red Sox's up-the-middle alignment only weeks after the Yankees signed Boston star center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury. There's been a thought the Yankees might be willing to keep..." January 24
Boston Herald "Perhaps it’s merely posturing, what with only 25 days left before pitchers and catchers must report to Fort Myers, but the Red Sox sound like they’re ready to move on without Stephen Drew. Before appearing last night at the annual Hot Stove Cool Music roundtable charity event at Fenway Park,..." January 22
FWIW, source with knowledge of situation says Stephen Drew perfectly healthy. No physical issues.
Brian Cashman yesterday said Yanks are not signing Stephen Drew. How Sox do pillow contract that isn't shoved down his throat is delicate
New York Post "There is still the possibility free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew could wind up in New York with either the Mets, where he would be a strong fit, or the Yankees. Thus begins Phase II of free agency now that the majority of huge names are off the board. There are those in the Mets organization..." December 23
Stephen Drew's decision is awaiting some further Yankee clarity
Hardball Talk "The Red Sox acquired utility infielder Jonathan Herrera from the Rockies yesterday in exchange for left-hander Franklin Morales and minor league right-hander Chris Martin, but manager John Farrell confirmed during an appearance on WEEI’s Hot Stove show this evening that the move doesn’t mean that..." December 20
CSN New England "The market for free agent shortstop Stephen Drew would appear to be shrinking, with few options remaining. The St. Louis Cardinals, one potential destination, instead signed Jhonny Peralta. The New York Mets desperately want an upgrade over Ruben Tejada, but, for now, don't have the..." December 11
WEEI Boston "According to multiple major league sources, the Red Sox are planning to wait out to see what type of market develops for Stephen Drew before looping back in with their definitive offer for the shortstop. There is some thought throughout baseball that Drew’s market might be limited due to the..." December 09
Yankees have made offer to FA infielder Omar Infante, in addition to Drew, Ellsbury, Choo, Beltran, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.
Boston Herald "Close your eyes and envision the perfect complement to 21-year-old Red Sox phenom Xander Bogaerts. Ideally Player X would be a veteran left-handed-hitting shortstop on a short-term contract who could help Bogaerts ease into the position, perhaps even in a platoon, with Bogaerts shifting to..." November 30
ESPN Boston "The Drew era in Boston, bookended by a World Series title won by older brother J.D. in 2007 and another Series title won by younger brother Stephen last month, is coming to a close. A baseball source said Tuesday that shortstop Stephen Drew will not return to the Red Sox because there are a..." November 14
WEEI Boston "According to a team source, the Red Sox “haven’t closed the door” on free agent shortstop Stephen Drew returning to the team for the 2014 season. An ESPNBoston.com report stated that, according to a source, Drew wouldn’t be signing with the Red Sox because there were “a number of teams willing..." November 14
As expected, Ellsbury and Drew will allow 5 pm deadline pass without accepting qualifying offers, baseball source says
Newark Star-Ledger "The versatility of Stephen Drew makes him appealing to the Yankees. A life-long shortstop, he also possesses the ability to play third base. The Yankees desire fortification at both positions. The fate of Alex Rodriguez will not be decided until December, if not later, and the team must develop..." November 11
GM:"Forget Stephen Drew accepting the $14M. Scott(Boras) already has set up a number of meetings on Drew for Tuesday at the GM meetings."
As expected. Red Sox say they will make qualifying offers today to Napoli, Drew and Ellsbury but not to Saltalamacchia. #RedSoxTalk
SB Nation "Despite signing Derek Jeter to a new one-year deal, the New York Yankees are interested in soon-to-be free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, reports the Long Island Newsday. Jeter will assuredly remain the starting shortstop with a $12 million contract, but t's hard to fault the Yankees for wanting..." November 02
CBSSports.com "The Yankees have been discussing several big-name free agents -- including new ones Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Garza and Stephen Drew -- as they weigh how to remake their team. The Yankees are still aiming to cut their payroll from $230 million to below $189 million, but with several free agents and..." November 01
CBSSports.com "The Red Sox are planning to make the $14.1 million qualifying offer to shortstop Stephen Drew and first baseman Mike Napoli in addition to star outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. The Red Sox won a World Series thanks in part to their short-term deals, and Drew and Napoli became vital parts of the team..." October 31
Boston Herald "When Jose Iglesias had his average at a ridiculous .440 and Stephen Drew was struggling at .215 the question was put to the veteran shortstop: Are you worried about your job security? Now Stephen is a Drew and Drews are amiable and polite by nature as J.D. proved for five years in Boston. The..." August 08
Stephen Drew will play rehab games in Portland on Thursday and Friday, rejoin the #RedSox on Saturday.
ESPN Boston "The Boston Red Sox were hoping to get by without putting shortstop Stephen Drew on the 15-day disabled list, but the move was made Friday prior to the opener of their three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels. The move is retroactive to June 29, as Drew has been sidelined with tightness in..." July 06
Stephen Drew is unlikely to play in this three-game series against San Diego, but John Farrell is "hopeful" he'll avoid a DL stint.
WEEI Boston "Following the Red Sox’ 7-5 win over the Blue Jays Friday night at Fenway Park, Stephen Drew still didn’t have a clear idea how severe his right hamstring injury might be. “We’ll see tomorrow,” the shortstop said, “have a better idea of it.” Drew first felt the tightness in the back of his..." June 29
Boston Herald "Since returning from a lower back injury more than a week ago, Stephen Drew had been in a slump — an 0-for-17 slump. And Drew hit a low point Saturday when he was benched for the Red Sox’ come-from-behind win over Cleveland. Jose Iglesias was a more-than-adequate replacement at shortstop, going..." May 27
NESN "John Farrell did some lineup tinkering during the Red Sox’ sweep of the Twins over the weekend, but it will be the usual starting nine that take the field when Boston opens a three-game set against the White Sox on Monday. Stephen Drew makes his return to the starting lineup after an awkward..." May 20
Boston Herald "Stephen Drew has struggled to find his swing after a concussion caused him to start the season on the disabled list. Bumped down the Red Sox batting order in the No. 9 spot because of a batting average below .200, the shortstop seemed to rediscover his groove in last night’s 11-inning, 6-5..." May 07
NESN "Jose Iglesias‘ hot start was not enough to keep him in the majors. The Red Sox sent Iglesias down to Pawtucket on Wednesday and activated Stephen Drew from the seven-day disabled list, according to Maureen Mullen of CSNNE.com. This had been the Red Sox’ plan all along once Drew got enough at..." April 10
Boston Globe "Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew, out since March 7 because of a concussion, was cleared to play by Major League Baseball and played in an extended spring training game in Florida Tuesday. Drew played three innings in the field and was 1 for 3 with a double. It was a major step for Drew, whose..." April 03
Drew, in fact, played a game in extended spring training today and had three plate appearances.
Boston Herald "Even now, more than two weeks after being hit on the helmet by a pitch and two days since being cleared to resume baseball activities, Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew continues to experience the residual symptoms of his first career concussion. "That slight, you can call it fogginess, the little..." March 22
Boston Herald "After a marathon session of testing yesterday at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Stephen Drew has been cleared to resume baseball activities. But that still doesn't mean the veteran shortstop will be ready for Opening Day. "We'll probably have a better sense of that by the end..." March 21
Boston Globe "Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew, who hasn't played since March 7 because of a concussion, will travel to Pittsburgh tonight to be examined by a specialist. Drew will see Dr. Micheal Collins at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Wednesday and part of Thursday before returning to camp...." March 19
MLB.com "Barring a very quick recovery in a day's time, shortstop Stephen Drew will head to Pittsburgh to meet with Dr. Michael Collins, who is the executive director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's concussion program and worked with Brandon McCarthy and Brian Roberts after their own head..." March 18
Boston Herald "David Ortiz may not be the only Red Sox regular to start the season on the disabled list. Eleven days have passed since Stephen Drew was concussed by a pitch that struck him on the “B” of his batting helmet, and manager John Farrell said “the window has started to narrow” for the veteran..." March 18
Hardball Talk "Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew was diagnosed with a concussion 10 days ago after getting beaned in the batting helmet by a pitch. And the 30-year-old has not made a whole lot of tangible progress since. Scott Lauber — Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Herald — reports that Drew “has been..." March 17
Over The Monster "According to NESN's Jamie Erdahl, Stephen Drew will not be playing short in tonight's game against the Twins, the victim of concussion-like symptoms following a pitch to the helmet on Thursday. It's just another in what is becoming a long line of injuries for the Red Sox, and while so far none..." March 08