Braves could be interested in Drew

The Braves may take a look at Georgia native Stephen Drew as a potential option at second base, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

Though naturally a shortstop, Drew proved he could play second base this past season, appearing at the position in 34 of his 46 games with the Yankees. He had not played any defensive position other than shortstop over his first eight big league seasons.

As for the offensive side of things, Drew struggled to a .162/.237/.299 batting line over his 85 combined games between the Red Sox and Yankees. It was an extremely disappointing campaign, especially after he had posted a .253/.333/.443 line with 13 home runs and 67 RBIs while helping the Red Sox to a World Series title in 2013.

The Braves, of course, could use a second baseman after trading away Tommy La Stella to the Cubs earlier this offseason.

The Yankees, A’s and Mets have also been tied to Drew this offseason, though the Yankees could be less interested in the wake of acquiring shorstop Didi Gregorius from the D-backs on Friday.

— Paul Casella

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