5 years ago

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox have signed Stephen Drew to a one-year, $9.5 million contract.

He'll have a chance to make it an even $10 million if he hits his incentives. The Red Sox had publicly expressed confidence in Jose Iglesias as their starter at shortstop, but obviously they weren't prepared to commit to the all-glove, no-hit youngster. Drew will serve as a one-year stopgap before top prospect Xander Bogaerts is ready to take over. A one-year deal was probably the best course to take this winter for Drew, who will try to rebuild his value before hitting free agency again next offseason. He's a pretty decent rebound candidate.