Stephen Drew RUMORS & NEWS

  • Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales willing to wait until June to sign

    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

  • Stephen Drew regrets not taking the qualifying offer from the Red Sox

    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

  • Stephen Drew seeks opt-out after Year 1

    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

  • Blue Jays 'in the mix' on Stephen Drew

    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

  • With tax no longer an issue, Yankeesare now looking closely at Stephen Drew

    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

  • Sox not sold on Stephen Drew

    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

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    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    FWIW, source with knowledge of situation says Stephen Drew perfectly healthy. No physical issues.

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    Brian Cashman yesterday said Yanks are not signing Stephen Drew. How Sox do pillow contract that isn't shoved down his throat is delicate

  • Stephen Drew could land in either NY dugout

    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

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    Stephen Drew's decision is awaiting some further Yankee clarity

  • John Farrell still hopeful Stephen Drew will return to Red Sox

    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

  • Few options remain for Drew as market shrinks

    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

  • Sources: Red Sox intent on waiting out Stephen Drew market

    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

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Yankees have made offer to FA infielder Omar Infante, in addition to Drew, Ellsbury, Choo, Beltran, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.

  • Bringing back veteran SS Stephen Drew makes sense for Sox

    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

  • Report: Stephen Drew won't re-sign with Red Sox

    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

  • Source: Sox 'haven't closed the dorr' on Stephen Drew

    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

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    Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

    As expected, Ellsbury and Drew will allow 5 pm deadline pass without accepting qualifying offers, baseball source says

  • Stephen Drew could be expensive solution to Yankees search for Derek Jeter's successor

    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

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    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."

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    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    As expected. Red Sox say they will make qualifying offers today to Napoli, Drew and Ellsbury but not to Saltalamacchia. #RedSoxTalk

  • Yankees interested in Stephen Drew?

    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

  • Ellsbury, Garza and Drew join Beltran, Choo, McCann on Yank menu

    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

  • Red Sox plan to make qualifying offers to Napoli, Drew, Ellsbury

    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

  • Drew's three-run blast helps Red Sox come back again, 7-5 over Astros

    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

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Stephen Drew will play rehab games in Portland on Thursday and Friday, rejoin the #RedSox on Saturday.

  • Sox place Drew on DL, recall De La Torre

    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

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    Brian MacPherson @brianmacp

    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.

  • Stephen Drew unsure how much hamstring will set him back

    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

  • Stephen Drew busts out of slump in a big way

    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

  • Stephen Drew Returns to Lineup As Boston Opens Sox Series in Chicago

    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

  • Stephen Drew finally connects with rhythm at plate

    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

  • Stephen Drew Activated From DL, Jose Iglesias Sent Down to Triple-A

    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

  • Red Sox’ Stephen Drew cleared, plays spring game

    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

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    Pete Abraham @

    Drew, in fact, played a game in extended spring training today and had three plate appearances.

  • Stephen Drew on potential return: 'I wish I could give myself a timetable'

    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

  • Stephen Drew cleared to resume baseball activities, still unlikely for Opening Day

    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

  • Stephen Drew sent to see specialist for concussion

    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

  • Stephen Drew likely to see concussion specialist

    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

  • Stephen Drew concussion has Iglesias in lead role

    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

  • Stephen Drew may open the season on 15-day disabled list

    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

  • Stephen Drew Scratched With Symptoms Of Concussion

    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

  • A Stephen Drew Rebound?

    Over The Monster "Of all Boston's shiny new free agents with starting jobs, Stephen Drew received the least amount of attention. That's not surprising, with or without context: Mike Napoli was considered a top free agent, and then his re-negotiation process took up considerable bandwidth, and both he and Shane..." February 27

  • Stephen Drew's long process recovering from injury

    ESPN.com "New Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew has seen a 2007 Red Sox World Series ring up close, but he did not wear it or touch it. The ring belonged, of course, to his older brother J.D. Drew, who played five seasons in Boston and was a key member of the club that swept the Colorado Rockies in the..." February 14