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The Red Sox sign Stephen Drew

Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Four

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10: Stephen Drew #5 of the Oakland Athletics throws out Quintin Berry #52 of the Detroit Tigers in the first inning during Game Four of the American League Division Series in the first inning at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox have reached an agreement with shortstop Stephen Drew on a one-year deal for $9.5 million.

Thanks in part to recovery from an ankle injury Drew hit just .223/.309/.348 in 327 plate appearances this past season between the D’Backs and A’s, but he drew interest from several teams, including Tigers, Yankees and Athletics. But the Red Sox have him and, as Heyman notes, will use him as a stopgap between now and the time when either Jose Iglesias or Xander Bogaerts are ready.

It’s been a busy winter so far for the Red Sox, who, in addition to Drew, have signed Shane Victorino, Ryan Dempster, David Ross and Mike Napoli.