Red Sox officially sign Stephen Drew

Thearon W. Henderson

Stephen Drew agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Red Sox last week.

A week after agreeing to terms, the Boston Red Sox have officially signed shortstop Stephen Drew to a one-year deal worth $9.5 million, according to The Boston Globe.

Drew has seen better days as injuries have derailed him, but he is still a solid option in the middle of the infield. Among his career highlights was the 2008 season during which he was the third shortstop in Major League history to get at least 40 doubles, 10 triples and 20 home runs in the same season. But those history-making numbers are no more as the 30-year-old Drew hit only .223 with seven home runs and 28 RBI in 79 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics last season.

Drew dealt with a fracture in his right ankle last season and struggled prior to being traded to the Diamondbacks. His numbers improved while in Oakland and the Red Sox are banking on him being closer to the player he was with the A's than he was with the Diamondbacks last season.

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