Drew re-signs: Red Sox sign shortstop to one-year deal

By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: May 20th, 2014 at 3:03 pm EST

The Boston Red Sox are expected to sign free agent shortstop Stephen Drew.

According to Fox Sports Baseball Insider Ken Rosenthal, the contract is for one-year. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Stephen Drew (Getty Images)

This morning, the Boston Globe reported that four teams were in a bidding war for Drew. The New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers were two teams that expressed interested in him.

Teams were worried that they had to give up a draft pick to sign the free agent. Most teams were willing to wait out to June 5th, the First-Year MLB Draft, in order to sign Drew.

Drew is returning to Boston, where he played the 2013 season. He had a .253 batting average with 13 home runs and 67 RBI’s enroute to the World Series Championship.

He has previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Oakland Athletics. He played the 2012 season with the A’s after playing his first six seasons with the D’Backs.

In his career, he has a .264 batting average with 90 home runs and 416 RBI’s in 936 games.

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