The New York Yankees made two moves at the deadline to help bolster their offense and their infield, by acquiring shortstop Stephen Drew from the Boston Red Sox for Kelly Johnson and acquiring Martin Prado from the Diamondbacks for catching prospect Peter O'Brien.
Drew, 31, was signed by the Boston Red Sox after the 2014 season opened, due to the fact that he had received a qualifying offer the prior season. Nobody wanted to lose a draft pick for Drew, so he held out waiting for the contract that he wanted. On May 21, 2014, Drew signed with the Red Sox for a one-year, $10.1 million deal. He has yet to perform well. He is currently hitting .176/.255/.328 with four home runs and 11 runs batted in. Maybe a move to New York will benefit him.
The 30-year-old Prado is signed through the 2016 season, which makes him a valuable move for the Yankees. He can play anywhere in the infield and in the corner outfield, so his versatility will help New York as well. On the season, he is hitting .270/.317/.370 with five home runs and 42 runs batted in. This has come in 436 plate appearances.