Drew traded to Yankees for Kelly Johnson

Drew traded to Yankees for Kelly Johnson
July 31, 2014, 3:45 pm
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The Red Sox aren't only selling their best players of the season, but also their worst.

Having already parted ways with pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Andrew Miller, as well as outfielder Jonny Gomes, the Sox struck again before the deadline, trading away shortstop Stephen Drew to  . . . the Yankees, according to multiple reports.

That's right - after all that Drew drama, he's now in New York. The Red Sox will receive infielder Kelly Johnson in the trade.

The Red Sox gave Drew the qualifying offer over the offseason, which took interest away from opposing teams not wanting to lose a draft pick over signing Drew. Eventually, Drew and the Sox agreed during the season - but he struggled. Drew hit just .176 with 4 home runs and 11 RBI for the Sox this season.

According to sources, the Yankees will pick up most of the $5 million remaining on Drew's contract.

Johnson is currently on the DL with a groin injury. For the season, he's hitting .219 with 6 home runs and 22 RBI.

The trade re-opens up the shortstop position for Xander Bogaerts who had previously been moved to third base upon Drew's arrival.

Sean McAdam contributed to this report.