Red Sox Bring Back SS Stephen Drew
(BOSTON) -- Stephen Drew is back with the Boston Red Sox.
Drew has agreed to a one-year deal with Boston after the shortstop rejected a $14.1 million qualifying offer from the team during the offseason. He had hoped to land a multiyear contract with another team, but it never came to fruition.
The deal will reportedly pay Drew $10.2 million for the remainder of the season if he passes a physical. He is currently in Boston and will undergo tests on Wednesday.
"We have the ability, provided all things work out, we've added a very good player to improve this team," Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday. "That's the thing Ben (Cherington) and ownership have repeatedly shown: when a need exists, they'll do whatever is capable and whatever is available to improve the team.
"Stephen's return to us could very well do that. It will add stability to the left side of the infield."
If Drew passes his physical, he will need some time in the minor leagues before being able to play with the Red Sox. Once he is ready to return, he is expected to man the shortstop position with Xander Bogaerts moving to third base.
Drew hit .254 with 13 home runs and 67 RBIs for the Red Sox last season, helping them capture the 2013 World Series championship.
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