Red Sox send Stephen Drew to Single-A

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As expected Stephen Drew cleared waivers in a procedural move, allowing the Red Sox to send the newly re-signed shortstop to Single-A Greenville.

Drew is expected to spend about 10 days in the minors, likely moving up to Double-A or Triple-A early next week.

After waiting for better offers that never arrived–or, if you believe agent Scott Boras, turning down multi-year offers–Drew signed a one-year deal to return to the Red Sox for a prorated share of the $14.1 million qualifying offer that he turned down at the beginning of the offseason. That comes out to around $10 million and he’ll end up missing the first two months of the season.