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.