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Red Sox send SS Drew to Yankees for 3B Johnson

First Published Jul 31 2014 02:53PM      Last Updated Jul 31 2014 11:17 pm

Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew, left, tags out Tampa Bay Rays' Ben Zobrist who was attempting steal second base during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Boston • The Boston Red Sox have obtained third baseman Kelly Johnson from the New York Yankees for shortstop Stephen Drew.

Drew hit .253 for the World Series champion Red Sox last year but did not accept a $14.1 million qualifying offer. He re-signed with Boston on May 22 and has hit .176 with four homers and 11 RBIs in 39 games.

He will likely play second base for New York.

Johnson is hitting .219 with six homers and 22 RBIs in 77 games and is on the disabled list.

Boston also sent cash to New York.

It was another move in a busy day in which the last-place Red Sox traded left-hander Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics, right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals and left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to the Baltimore Orioles.



 

 

 

 

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