Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Former Red Sox Infielder Stephen Drew Set To Retire After 12 MLB Seasons

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At 35 years of age, Stephen Drew is about to call it a career—and not a bad one at that. In fact, in Boston's 2013 World Series Championship season, Drew started 124 games at shortstop for the Red Sox—hitting .253 with 13 HRs. The win in The Fall Classic would produce his only ring. Drew was a first-round pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004 out of Florida State. Despite inevitable comparisons to his big brother J.D. Drew (also a Carmine Hoser), Stephen performed quite well in the desert—getting MVP votes in the 2008 season. Over his 12 total seasons in MLB, Drew ended up hitting .252, with 123 HRs, and was also a solid defender. We wish him the best in retirement.