It seemed like the Yankees were out on top free agent shortstop Stephen Drew after all the other smaller signings they've made to address their infield this offseason. According to Peter Gammons that may not be the case. Gammons tweeted yesterday afternoon that Drew is "awaiting some further Yankee clarity" before making his decision on where to sign. There's a lot of different ways that statement can be interpreted, but it suggests that the Yankees may still be in on Drew in some capacity. He would be an ideal starting shortstop over Derek Jeter, even though he's never going to get that role, and if he's willing to play other positions he would be better offensively than anybody else currently on the Yankee roster.
The Yankees are likely waiting on a final resolution to the A-Rod suspension before moving forward with more infield signings. So if they're waiting and Drew is waiting on them, there's going to be a few more weeks of waiting before we get to see what's really going on here.
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