Found January 16, 2014 on NESN.com:
Stephen Drew could broaden his horizons. Drew’s agent, Scott Boras, recently hinted to the New York Daily News that the veteran shortstop might be open to playing multiple positions moving forward. This could make Drew more attractive to teams that already have their shortstop situation figured out for 2014. “Stephen is a great shortstop,” Boras said. “Teams have called us about Stephen and said that he would be an excellent second baseman or third baseman, and we don’t disagree.” Drew, who possesses offensive pop and plays superb defense, arguably is a top-10 shortstop, but the 30-year-old’s market hasn’t really developed this offseason. Most teams already have a starting shortstop lined up for the upcoming season, and whichever team — other than the Boston Red Sox — signs Drew will need to relinquish a draft pick because of the one-year, $14.1 qualifying offer made by the Red Sox at the beginning of free agency. The Red Sox remain open to the idea of Drew returning in 2014, but it...
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