Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 13 hours ago

Drew launched his third homer of the season, going 1-for-3 with an RBI in Friday's win over the Rays.

Drew's three home runs already match his total in that department from last season after joining the Yankees. While his power has been good thus far, he has just two hits other than the longballs as he continues to struggle hitting for average with a .167/.235/.467 slash line.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 5 days ago

Coming on for an injured Brett Gardner, Drew launched a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh inning to help lead the Yankees over the Orioles Monday night.

Drew has struggled with the bat as the regular second baseman, but has now homered in consecutive games. He's looking to rebound after a 2014 season to forget between the Yankees and the Red Sox.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 5 days ago

Drew is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Drew will get his second game off in three days as the Yankees face another left-handed pitcher in Wei-Yin Chen. Gregorio Petit will assume second base duties, batting ninth as he fills in for the 32-year-old.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 6 days ago

Drew went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

After his career worst season in 2014, Drew could be in some jeopardy of keeping his everyday job if the numbers aren't better this time around. Sunday was his most productive day at the plate thus far this season, as he also scored his first run and drew his first walk, but the lefty is now just 3-for-20 in five games so he'll likely have to continue to solid offensive showings going forward.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 1 week ago

Drew is out of the lineup Thursday, ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews reports.

He is 1-for-7 to start the year and has typically been hitting in the eight hole. Gregorio Petit gets the start at second Thursday, but Drew should be back in the mix Friday.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 1 week ago

Drew went 0-for-3 in Monday's Opening Day loss to the Blue Jays.

Drew is coming off of the most disappointing season of his career, slashing .162/.237/.299 in 85 games with both the Yankees and Red Sox in 2014, but was re-signed and named the team's starting second baseman. Both Brendan Ryan and Jose Pirela sustained injuries in spring training, temporarily eliminating some of Drew's competition, but manager Joe Girardi acknowledged that they may look at alternative options should the 32-year-old struggle again this season.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 1 month ago

Drew will be the team's starting second baseman this season, ESPN New York reports.

Drew re-signed with the Yankees on a one year deal, but with prospects Jose Pirela and Rob Refsnyder impressing in the lower ranks, it wasn't a foregone conclusion that he'd be the Opening Day starter. Last season was the worst of his career, as he slashed just .162/.237/.299 splitting time with the Red Sox and Yankees. Given his struggles, manager Joe Girardi acknowledged "if anyone were to struggle, we would probably make a change," so either Pirela or Refsnyder could be candidates to replace Drew at some point this season.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 3 months ago

Drew has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Yankees, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

The deal will be worth close to $5 million, with incentives that could bring it up to $7 million. Prior to the deal to bring back Drew, the Yankees were probably looking at Robert Refsnyder being the starting second baseman, so it is understandable that the Yankees wanted to add some depth at the keystone. Drew will also be able to play some shortstop, but Didi Gregorious figures to get the majority of the work there. Last season was a disaster for Drew, as he was unable to sign with a team before the start of the season, and ended up posting a .162 average with seven home runs in 300 plate appearances. However, a lot of that was bad luck, as he posted a .194 BABIP. His batting average should rebound closer to his .256 career average, but he is unlikely to add much in terms of counting stats.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 7 months ago

Drew is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Drew will sit out for the third time in five games, with Brendan Ryan stepping in at second base. After his delayed start to the season following his inability to sign a contract during the offseason, Drew has never rounded into form. He's batting a woeful .156/.236/.291 over 237 at-bats this season, and be in store for another winter where he has difficulty finding work.

Stephen Drew 2B/SS NYY 7 months ago

Drew is out of the lineup Saturday against the Royals.

Drew has been playing a lot lately, but considering he is hitless in his last 14 at-bats and Martin Prado is over his sore hamstring, Drew could start seeing less playing time down the stretch.