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2014 Avg.
.178
 
Career Avg.
.261
Name  Stephen Drew
Born  3/16/1983
Height  6-0
Weight  190
Number  7
Position  SS
Bats  L
Throws  R
7/22/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew went deep for the second straight game Tuesday at Toronto.
Insight: Drew has gone 8-for-21 (.381) over his last six games after starting out the season 11-for-86 (.128).
 
7/21/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI Monday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Drew has picked up seven hits in his last 17 at-bats to lift his batting average to .175 on the season.
 
6/15/2014 12:00:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (oblique) is in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Drew has one hit in 14 at bats so far and missed the last six games due to an oblique injury.
 
6/14/2014 4:54:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (oblique) remained out of the lineup Saturday.
Insight: Drew has been a waste of a signing so far, collecting just one hit in 14 at bats. He's missed the last six games.
 
6/13/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: Friday's game against Cleveland will mark Boston shortstop Stephen Drew's fifth consecutive absence. He's been sitting out with an oblique injury. SOURCE: Paul Hoynes, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Insight: Drew has been a waste of a signing so far, collecting just one hit in 14 at bats. Jonathan Herrera (.246, 0 HR, 7 RBI) is getting another start at shortstop.
 
Cold6/10/2014 2:29:00 PM
Description: Boston shortstop Stephen Drew will sit out again with tightness in his right oblique. SOURCE: Roch Kubatko, MASN
Insight: Drew has just one hit in his first 14 at bats this season. He said he first felt the tightness during his final at bat Sunday against Detroit.
 
6/9/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Boston shortstop Stephen Drew is 6-for-13 (.462) in his career against Baltimore starter Bud Norris, but he'll sit out with tightness in his right oblique. SOURCE: Sean McAdam, csnne.com
Insight: Drew has just one hit in his first 14 at-bats this season and will have to miss this favorable matchup against Norris. Drew said he first felt the tightness during his final at-bat Sunday night.
 
6/9/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Boston shortstop Stephen Drew is 6-for-13 (.462) in his career against Baltimore starter Bud Norris.
Insight: Drew has just one hit in his first 14 at-bats this season. He only got 21 at-bats in the minors before the club brought him back up and that obviously wasn't enough to get him ready. Stay away from what would normally be a favorable matchup.
 
6/6/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Boston shortstop Stephen Drew is not in Friday's starting lineup against left-hander Drew Smyly and the Tigers.
Insight: Drew is hitless in his first two games. Jonathan Herrera (.231, 0 HR, 7 RBI) is making the start at shortstop.
 
6/3/2014 2:52:00 PM
Description: Boston shortstop Stephen Drew is not in Tuesday's starting lineup against Cleveland.
Insight: Drew was 0-for-2 with a walk in his season debut. The Red Sox signed him only two weeks ago so it may take Drew a little while to get back into playing shape. Jonathan Herrera (.208, 0 HR, 6 RBI) is making his fourth start of the year at shortstop.
 
6/2/2014 3:20:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew is likely to be in Monday's starting lineup, but he's just 1-for-10 against Cleveland right-hander Justin Masterson and isn't a good fantasy play.
Insight: Drew hit .238 during his minor league rehab assignment. He'll serve as Boston's everyday shortstop with Xander Bogaerts (.296, 3 HR, 13 RBI) moving over to third base. Update: Drew is in Monday's starting lineup and batting eighth.
 
6/2/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Red Sox recently recalled shortstop Stephen Drew is likely to be in Monday's starting lineup, but he's just 1-for-10 against Cleveland right-hander Justin Masterson and isn't a good fantasy play.
Insight: Drew hit .238 during his minor league rehab assignment. He'll serve as Boston's everyday shortstop with Xander Bogaerts (.296, 3 HR, 13 RBI) moving over to third base.
 
6/1/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox have recalled shortstop Stephen Drew from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Insight: Drew hit .238 during his minor league rehab assignment. He'll serve as Boston's everyday shortstop with Xander Bogaerts (.296, 3 HR, 13 RBI) moving over to third base.
 
5/20/2014 5:12:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox will send Stephen Drew to the minors for 7-10 days, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
Insight: Boston just signed Drew to a one-year contract for $10 million on Tuesday. He batted .253 with 13 homers, 67 RBI, six steals, 57 runs and a .776 OPS in 124 games for the Red Sox last year.
 
5/20/2014 2:58:00 PM
Description: Stephen Drew and the Red Sox have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Insight: Drew is an above average defensive player with decent power for a middle infielder. He'll likely play at shortstop with current SS Xander Bogaerts replacing the injured Will Middlebrooks at third base. Drew batted .253 with 13 HR and 67 RBI in 124 games last season for the Red Sox.
 
3/15/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Shortstop Stephen Drew seems like an obvious fit for the Tigers now that Jose Iglesias (shin) could miss most of the season.
Insight: Scott Boras has the Tigers right where he wants them. Drew is an above average defensive player with decent power for a middle infielder. Though nothing has been decided yet, this deal makes too much sense not to happen.
 
2/26/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Stephen Drew's agent Scott Boras says that Drew would be willing to move to second base full-time for the right price. SOURCE: Max Wildstein, MLBlogs
Insight: Toronto and the Mets are considered the favorites to land Drew at this point, though an official signing may not come until the regular season is already underway. We've heard dozens of rumors about Drew (.253, 13 HR, 67 RBI) this offseason so take everything you hear with a grain of salt.
 
2/5/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: Despite their interest, the Mets aren't likely to sign shortstop Stephen Drew. SOURCE: Ken Davidoff, New York Post
Insight: Drew supposedly has two offers in place but is holding out for a three-year deal. With so few viable options at shortstop, the soft-hitting Drew (.264 career average) remains a fantasy consideration.
 
1/23/2014 7:12:00 PM
Description: According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees haven't ruled out the possibility of signing shortstop Stephen Drew.
Insight: With Derek Jeter at shortstop, Drew would probably spend most of his time at second base if he went to New York. Drew put together a solid regular season (.253, 13 HR, 67 RBI) for the Red Sox in 2013 but was awful in the playoffs, collecting just six hits in 54 at bats (.111 AVG). For all his struggles at the plate, the 30-year-old has always been an excellent defensive player.
 
Cold10/27/2013 11:04:00 AM
Description: It appears John Farrell has finally seen enough. The Red Sox skipper benched slumping shortstop Stephen Drew for Will Middlebrooks late in Saturday's loss to St. Louis.
Insight: Drew has given the Red Sox nothing at the plate (4-for-44 in the playoffs) and has only been playing because of his strong glove work at shortstop. With Boston's season on the line, the Red Sox don't have time to wait for Drew to turn things around offensively. Middlebrooks is likely to start at third for Game 4 with rookie Xander Bogaerts filling in for Drew at shortstop.