It's expected that we're going to know about Alex Rodriguez's future with the Yankees within the next couple of weeks, and we'll know then whether the Yanks will need to add a third baseman for the upcoming season.
What we do know right now, though, is that Stephen Drew won't be a candidate to play the hot corner for the Bombers in 2014. At least that's the news from Peter Gammons, who tweeted out Tuesday what General Manager Brian Cashman told him yesterday.
Brian Cashman yesterday said Yanks are not signing Stephen Drew. How Sox do pillow contract that isn't shoved down his throat is delicateThe Yankees had been showing some interest in Drew earlier in the offseason, but already adding some pieces on the field, there would appear to be no room for Drew to play his primary position, shortstop, with Derek Jeter and Brendan Ryan already on the team.
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) December 31, 2013
Drew could also play third base, which is where the Yankees would mostly likely use him, but it's unknown whether he would change positions just to suit the need of one team.
With the Yankees apparently not interested, it seems like the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox are the most likely landing spots for Drew as we head into the New Year.
Drew made $10 million last season with the Red Sox, and will probably land a deal earning him just over that amount. He has been asking for a three-year deal, at least.
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