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Report: Stephen Drew agrees to deal with Red Sox

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  December 17, 2012 08:26 AM

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Shortstop Stephen Drew has agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Sox, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported on Monday.

Drew, the 29-year-old brother of former Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew, spent last season with the Diamondbacks and Athletics, appearing in 79 games and batting .223 with a .657 OPS and seven home runs.

Drew, 29, agreed to a $9.5 million deal, according to a tweet from Heyman. He suffered a serious ankle injury in the 2011 season in a play at home plate while playing for the Diamondbacks. He was traded to the A’s last August.

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