(NEW YORK) — The Boston Red Sox signed shortstop Stephen Drew to a one-year contract worth $9.5 million on Monday, according to ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney.
Drew will also receive $500,000 in performance bonuses, according to sources. Drew batted .250 with five homers and 16 RBIs in 39 regular-season games for the A’s after being traded from the Diamondbacks.
In 40 games with the Diamondbacks last season, Drew was hitting just .193 before the trade since returning from fracturing his ankle on July 20, 2011.
The Red Sox have 22-year-old shortstop Jose Iglesias, who hit just .118 in 68 at-bats for the Red Sox in 2012, but Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he won’t hand Iglesias the job just yet and both will now have a chance to earn the spot come spring training.
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