When free agency began just days after the World Series concluded, Stephen Drew was among the hottest name on the market. A defensive wizard, Drew figured to cash in as many teams were in desperate need of a shortstop. Yet, months later Drew is still without a team and reports leaked suggesting there could be a medical reason behind such.
Not the case, says Rob Bradford of WEEI.com who was told that Drew is ‘perfectly healthy’:
FWIW, source with knowledge of situation says Stephen Drew perfectly healthy. No physical issues.
Drew was initially coveted by the Yankees, but a relatively iffy offensive game paired with draft compensation (considering the Boston Red Sox offered him a $14.1 million dollar qualifying offer) likely scared them away.
Recent reports have linked the New York Mets to Drew, however it appears the Mets are balking at his price tag.
Regardless, it does not appear that Drew is lacking a team due to any potential health issue.