Since the Yankees landed Masahiro Tanaka and passed the luxury tax, there has been a notion the Yankees would continue to spend in order to fill the holes and put a new team on the field for the 2014 campaign. The interest in the former Red Sox shortstop comes weeks after the Yankees signed his former teammate Jacoby Ellsbury.
Aside from the bullpen, the Yankees biggest question mark is now the infield. With no Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano and Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira coming back from injuries, Drew could be the answer to the infield problems. It’s possible the Yankees could use Drew to be their everyday second basemen, or they could move Drew to shortstop if Derek Jeter’s ankle is still giving him an issue.
The Red Sox have been interested in locking up Drew for a multi-year deal, but once again could possibly lose out to the Yankees if the price is right.
In 2013, Drew hit .253 with 13 homers and 67 RBI, helping the Red Sox win a World Series championship.