One year removed from the J.D. Drew era in Boston, the Red Sox might be taking a look at the family tree.
The Red Sox are among the teams interested in Stephen Drew (older brother of J.D.), according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. The Yankees and Tigers reportedly are also interested in the 29-year-old shortstop.
Drew is currently a free agent, as the Athletics in October declined their half of a $10 million mutual option. The shortstop was traded to Oakland from Arizona in August after spending his first six-plus seasons with the Diamondbacks. As Heyman points out, the A’s could still be interested in signing Drew in what is a relatively weak shortstop market, but clearly the price tag that came with the option was much too high.
The Red Sox’ shortstop situation is well-documented around Boston. Jose Iglesias, a young defensive wizard, could take the reins up the middle in 2013, but he’ll need to show that he’s capable of overcoming his offensive shortcomings.
The Yankees, meanwhil...