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Stephen Drew has been steady presence for Red Sox

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LOS ANGELES — He grows on you, doesn’t he? Stephen Drew.

From the start we wondered why the Red Sox didn’t give the shortstop job to Jose Iglesias for the next 10 years. The Red Sox probably should have done that, but I can now see what the fascination is with Drew.

“Now that his ankle is sound, he’s probably playing the best shortstop of his career,” said Drew’s agent, Scott Boras.

Of course Mr. Boras would say that. He also would like to see Drew return to the Red Sox next season and beyond. He thinks the fit is tremendous. And before you hem and haw about that, remember Boras also represents Xander Bogaerts and Iglesias.

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