According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, infielder, Stephen Drew has inked a deal worth at least $5 million, with incentives that could push it northwards of $6-7 million. Drew, 31, played part of last season with the Yankees after a deal with the Red Sox (the first of its kind since 1997). As of right now, there is no word as to how long the contract will be. It is generally expected that Drew will play second base, seeing as that Didi Gregorius is the heir apparent at shortstop. Drew replaces Brian Roberts, who struggled all year-long in 2014.
yankees will have deal with stephen drew. deal expected to come in at about $5M plus incentives to bring it to $6-7M.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 7, 2015
Over his 9 year career, Drew is a .256 hitter with a .322 OBP and 12.1 Wins Above Replacement. 2014, however, was a tough one for Drew, hitting .162 with .237, contributing a 1.1 wins below replacement. Second base has proven to be difficult for the Yankees, and have struggled to find a true starter there.
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