Here's the latest on shortstop Stephen Drew, who remains one of the two unsigned players that turned down their qualifying offers in the beginning of the off season:
- (Saturday) A rumor is going around that the Tigers could be in the running for the shortstop, which could result in the movement of Jose Iglesias to third base. Although they lost Jhonny Perralta to the Cardinals this off season, it seemed that they had the situation all figured out, playing Nick Castellanos at third and Iglesias at short. If Drew signs with Detroit, Castellanos could move to left field. While signing Drew is a possibility, do not think of this as much more than a rumor until we get a better idea of what will happen.
- (Saturday) It seems almost certain that the Mets will not be signing Stephen Drew, according to reports. They were regarded as the team to beat to sign Drew earlier in the offseason. It seems likely that they are content with Ruben Tejada at the position for 2014.
- (Saturday) Drew could wait until the draft is completed in June to sign, according to reports. Then, Drew would not have draft pick compensation attached, something that has hurt his stock this offseason.
- (Saturday) Sports Injury Alert's Robert Murray says that the Blue Jays and Red Sox could still be in the running for Drew, although nothing is imminent.
- (Saturday) After finding out that the Tigers' Jose Iglesias will miss most of the 2014 season, the Tigers seem to be the frontrunner for Stephen Drew, and might sign him soon.
- (Monday) Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski made it clear to Lynn Henning of the The Detroit News that the Tigers will not be signing Stephen Drew, and that they will be filling the shortstop void internally. Although Dombrowski has said this, it could be quite possible that the Tigers are still interested in Drew. It's just "talk."