The Red Sox have signed shortstop Stephen Drew to a one-year deal, worth $9.5 million.
This is a nice move for 2013, since Jose Iglesias, currently training in Arizona with Dustin Pedroia, has not proven he can major league pitching (a paltry .624 OPS in AAA last year). Actually, Iglesias's status in Boston could be in doubt, if top prospect Xander Bogaerts continues to develop quickly.
GM Ben Cherington: "We feel Jose is ready to compete for the job. We're not ready to give it to him."
Drew will be 30 years old next season.