MLB Rumors: New York Yankees not interested in Stephen Drew

Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (7) turns a double play over St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter (13) during the third inning of game six of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Reports leaked late Thursday night suggesting the New York Yankees were ‘weighing a run’ at free agent infielder Stephen Drew. However, according to multiple sources – including ESPN’s Buster Olney, that is not true and the Yankees have no interest in Drew.

Earlier in the offseason, it was rumored the Yankees – in need of infield help – were attracted to Drew but his price tag along with draft pick compensation pushed them away.

New York opted to spend their money elsewhere (Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, Masahiro Tanaka) and while they still could use some help on the left side of the infield, they’re looking for a less expensive option (understandably) than Drew.

Am told Yankees are still not weighing a run at Stephen Drew. In other words: Status quo.

If Drew wants to reduce his price tag then one could presume the Yankees may have some interest in signing him, but right now, he’s simply too expensive. It’s doubtful the Yankees would show interest in anything outside of a one-year balloon contract.

Topics: New York Yankees, Stephen Drew

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