Source: 'A bunch of teams moving quick' on Stephen Drew

Rob Bradford
November 09, 2013 - 7:51 pm

Any chance that Stephen Drew might accept the Red Sox' one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer gets more and more unlikely by the day. (The deadline to accept the offer is Monday at 5 p.m.) According to a source familiar with the situation, "a bunch of teams (are) moving quick" on Drew in the free agent market. It is unclear what level of interest the Red Sox have expressed in the shortstop other than extending the qualifying offer. The 30-year-old's agent, Scott Boras, recently told CBS Sports that "Drew is in the top five offensively and defensively at his position. You can't find a guy with that package." Drew hit .253 with a .777 OPS for the Red Sox in 2013, turning in perhaps his best defensive season. He is coming off a one-year, $9 million contract with the Sox.