Oct 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (right) celebrates with designated hitter David Ortiz (34) after hitting a grand slam against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning in game six of the American League Championship Series playoff baseball game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

David Ortiz, Shane Victorino happy to have Stephen Drew back with Boston Red Sox

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After getting off to a very disappointing 20-23 start, the Boston Red Sox decided to bring back their starting shortstop from the 2013 season, agreeing to a deal with veteran infielder Stephen Drew.

Designated hitter David Ortiz thinks Drew is going to help get the team going.

“We’ve been playing horrible,” Ortiz told Kyle Brasseur of ESPN Boston. “We went to Minnesota and the series didn’t end up well. You saw what happened here in the series against Detroit.”

“We’ve got to get things better and start playing better and I think the addition of Stephen is going to help us out somehow, some way.”

Veteran outfielder Shane Victorino is also happy with the move.

“Anytime you sign a great player, it’s a positive thing,” Victorino said. “A guy who’s been here before, a guy who’s part of that championship team. I think it’s very important.”

Drew appeared in 124 games for the Red Sox in 2013 and batted .253, posted an on-base percentage of .333, slugged .443 and hit 13 home runs.

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