Months after rebuffing offer, shortstop Drew rejoins Red Sox

BOSTON — The Red Sox re-signed Stephen Drew after the shortstop had rejected a qualifying offer from the club following the World Series to become a free agent.

Drew, who spent one season in Boston, turned down a $14.1 million offer last year after helping the team capture its third title in 10 years.

He reportedly accepted a one-year deal that will pay him about $10 million.

"We have the ability, provided all things work out, we've added a very good player to improve this team," Boston manager John Farrell said Tuesday.

Drew, 31, will require a brief minor-league stint.

TRIPLE-A FIGHT: Dodgers minor-league teammates Alex Guerrero and Miguel Olivo got into a fight during a game with Triple-A Albuquerque. Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said the team is looking into it.

PITCHING HURT: Marlins RHP Jose Fernandez admitted that he'd felt discomfort in his elbow in the outing before he left a start early with ligament damage. The former Alonso High standout, talking for the first time since having Tommy John surgery Friday, said he felt a pinch in his start against the Dodgers on May 4 and was at less than 100 percent in his final start May 9 at San Diego. He said he didn't tell anyone because missing a start wasn't an appealing option.

EXAM FOR PHILS ACE: Phillies LHP Cliff Lee had an MRI exam on his sore throwing elbow. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Lee has felt elbow discomfort for the past three weeks.

CARDINALS: RH reliever Jason Motte, who had elbow surgery last May, was activated from the 15-day disabled list.

MARINERS: OF/DH Corey Hart will miss four to six weeks with a left hamstring strain. INF Nick Franklin was called up from Triple-A Tacoma.

RANGERS: 1B Prince Fielder was scratched and missed a third straight game with a herniated disc in his neck.

ROYALS: All-Star C Salvador Perez hopes to be back in a few days after leaving Monday night's game with a swollen right thumb. X-rays were negative.

WHITE SOX: Closer Matt Lindstrom went on the 15-day disabled list with an injured tendon in his left ankle. The right-hander will return to Chicago for further examinations.

YANKEES: RF Carlos Beltran will take swings early next week before the team decides if he needs surgery on his right elbow.

Months after rebuffing offer, shortstop Drew rejoins Red Sox 05/20/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:17pm]

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