Red Sox Rumors: Boston Interested in Asdrubal Cabrera, Stephen Drew

The Boston Red Sox have some level of interest in a pair of shortstops that are thought to be available, free agent Stephen Drew and Asdrubal Cabrera of the Cleveland Indians, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.


The Red Sox have been tied to several shortstops this offseason, as it appears they are not confident crowing prospect Jose Iglesias as their starting shortstop entering 2013. While his glove is major league-ready, he didn’t hit in the bigs (.391 OPS) or minors (.631 OPS) last season.

Cafardo speculates that the Indians may be willing to listen to trade offers for Cabrera now that they have former Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles on their roster. The 27-year-old hit .270/.338/.423 with 35 doubles and 16 home runs last season and owns a career OPS of .757.

Boston is said to have “some interest” in Drew, who played better after joining the Oakland Athletics last season. Cafardo notes that the 29-year-old is coveted for his “good skill set” at a prime position.

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