Stephen Drew RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nationals To Sign Stephen Drew

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals have struck a deal to sign infielder Stephen Drew, according to Jon Heyman of (via Twitter). Drew will reportedly receive a $3MM guarantee and can earn up to $1.25MM via incentives in the contract. This move rates as something of a surprise, but makes sense upon..." December 30

  • Stephen Drew has vestibular concussion, unlikely for postseason

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew is unlikely to see any postseason action after being diagnosed with a vestibular concussion that has caused him dizziness and loss of equilibrium for nearly a month. Drew was examined by Dr. Michael Collins, a neurologist at the University of..." October 03

  • Stephen Drew might be done for season

    Newsday "Stephen Drew's season is more than likely over. The issues with balance and dizziness that have plagued the Yankees starting second baseman for nearly three weeks are not improving. And now manager Joe Girardi appears to have moved on from the idea that Drew could return or play in the..." September 30

  • Yankees planning as if Stephen Drew, who is battling dizziness, won’t return this season

    New York Daily News "The Yankees gained some clarity regarding Stephen Drew’s mysterious illness Tuesday, but according to Joe Girardi, the team is planning as if the second baseman won’t return this season. “We haven’t seen really any improvement for these 10 days,” Girardi said. “I don’t know what’s going to turn..." September 30

  • Stephen Drew reveals scary condition behind his absence

    New York Post "Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Dustin Ackley is playing second base these days “because of the way he’s playing.” But Ackley also is playing because of the way Stephen Drew is feeling. Drew has been dealing for more than two weeks with dizziness and balance issues as the result of an inner..." September 28

  • Yankees' Stephen Drew starts at third base on Wednesday

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Stephen Drew is in the starting lineup at third base and batting seventh for the Yankees on Wednesday against the Rays. This will be Drew's first appearance at third base in his career. This comes on the heels of manager Joe Girardi claiming that Drew would be the primary backup option to Chase..." May 13

  • Stephen Drew finally starting to reward Joe Girardi’s faith

    New York Post "Despite Stephen Drew’s continued woes at the plate, Joe Girardi said he had no plans to bench the second baseman despite the arrival of Jose Pirela. “We’re going to keep running him out there,” Girardi said of Drew, who snapped an 0-for-19 slide with two hits on Tuesday and had a pair of walks..." May 08

  • Stephen Drew’s awful 2014: Legit excuse or continued decline?

    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

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    In case there was still any doubt, Joe Girardi confirmed that his plan is for Stephen Drew to be the Yanks' everyday second baseman.

  • Stephen Drew still starting material for Yankees despite awful 2014 season

    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

  • Yankees re-sign Stephen Drew to one year, $5 million contract

    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

  • Stephen Drew’s asking price: “$9 million to $10 million”

    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

  • Will Yankees ignore Stephen Drew’s recent history?

    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

  • Drew traded to Yankees for Kelly Johnson

    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

  • Stephen Drew may be on shelf for a while

    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

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

    CBS Sports "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 "Scott Boras wants an opt-out clause for Stephen Drew after Year 1 of a multiyear deal, a source told 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 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

    CBS Sports "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 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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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 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.

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