FOX Sports (via MLBTR) is reporting that the Red Sox have joined the Pirates and Tigers as teams looking to acquire Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew. Yes, JD's brother.
If you're like me, your first question is: Why?
Drew has been a massive disappointment, hurt for all but 15 games and bad (.496 OPS) in those he's appeared in. That's just this year; like his brother, Stephen was expected to be an All-Star caliber player, and generally he has been a let-down.
Further, the Red Sox have been getting adequate production out of Mike Aviles.
Further, Jose Iglesias is waiting in the wings.
Further, Drew makes $7.75 million and has a $1.35 buyout on his contract next year.
These dots just don't connect, unless it's part of a much bigger plan that involves unloading salaries and players.