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Stephen Drew to the Yankees on a one year deal

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Jon Heyman tweets that Stephen Drew is going to the Yankees on a one year deal

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Drew is a New York Yankee, going to the Bronx Bombers on a one year deal for $5 million, according to Jon Heyman on Twitter.  Heyman says incentives could make it worth $6-7M in all.

Drew has had a rough few years, averaging just 94 games per season since 2011, and missing the first couple of months of the 2014 season after rejecting a qualifying offer from the Boston Red Sox that ended up destroying his free agent value.  Drew ended up re-upping with the BoSox, but struggled for them, putting up a .176/.255/.328 line before being traded to the Yankees.  He was even worse in New York, hitting .150/.219/.271 while playing primarily second base.  Drew will, it would seem, be the team's primary second baseman in 2015.

Drew was solid in 2011 and 2013, and was terrible in 2012 and 2014, so if the odd/even pattern continues, Drew should be good this year.  At a minimum, not having to sit out for the first two months while trying to get a contract should put him in a better position to have a productive year.