Ladies and gentlemen? The Stephen Drew experiment is officially over.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Stephen Drew has signed a one-year deal worth $3 Million with the Washington Nationals. It was all but confirmed the Yankees weren’t planning on bringing Drew back next season when they didn’t bother to offer him a qualifying offer. The team later traded Adam Warren and Brendan Ryan for infielder Starlin Castro from the Chicago Cubs and stated Castro was to be the Yankees starting second basemen in 2016. The Yankees prided Drew on his defense but he struggled offensively, hitting .201/.271/.381 in 131 games last season.
Drew provides the Nationals more options regarding their bench, and he’ll even get a chance to win a starting job in Spring Training.
Well Stephen…we hardly knew ye.