Saturday, January 17, 2015

Yankees Finalize Deal with Stephen Drew

The deal between the New York Yankees and Stephen Drew is now official after Drew passed his mandatory team physical. Drew will be paid $5 million plus incentives for one year to presumably be the Yankees starting second baseman and emergency shortstop in 2015. Drew is coming off a season in which he hit .150 with three home runs and 15 RBI in 155 plate appearances with the Yankees after being acquired on July 31st from the Boston Red Sox.

If you’re looking for a silver lining or an inkling of hope here Drew did bat .253 with 13 home runs and 67 RBI in 2013 as a member of the World Series Boston Red Sox before turning down their qualifying offer, sitting out until June of 2014 and struggling all season long because of the layoff. 

Eury Perez was designated for assignment to accommodate the Drew signing. 

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