Yankees acquire Stephen Drew from Red Sox

STephen Drew

The Boston Red Sox have traded shortstop Stephen Drew to the New York Yankees.

Drew is the fourth member of the Red Sox to be traded before Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline, joining Jon Lester, John Lackey and Andrew Miller.

Drew joins a New York infield that includes shortstop Derek Jeter, third baseman Chase Headley and second baseman Brian Roberts, who will be designated for assignment.  

The Yankees also completed another trade before Thursday’s deadline.  New York acquired infielder Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor leaguer Pete O’Brien and either cash or a player to be named later.

Drew is hitting .176 in 131 at-bats this season, with four home runs and 11 RBI.

The 30-year-old Prado was hitting .270 with five homers, 17 doubles and 42 RBIs for the Diamondbacks this season.

Johnson, 32, is hitting .219 with six home runs and 22 RBIs this season.

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  • 071189

    With Ryan & Drew platooning at SS MAYBE next year (if Drew re signs with Yanks), Yank will have best defense at shortstop since BEFORE Jeter.