Wednesday, January 22, 2014

BenCher: No Progress On Stephen Drew Talks

Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington said last night that, while the team has continued to talk with representatives of free agent Stephen Drew, there are no signs of agreement on a new contract for the shortstop. Cherington participated in a panel moderated by Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons as part of the Hot Stove/Cool Music event for Theo Epstein's Foundation To Be Named Later. Joining Cherington were John Farrell, Craig Breslow, Assistant GM Mike Hazen, Farm Director Ben Crockett, and the legendary Bob Ryan. Cherington also said that the team expects to "add a player or two" before the start of Spring Training—although he did not elaborate on the types of players he's looking at.