Stephen Drew will not return to the Red Sox this off-season, a source told ESPNBoston ’s Gordon Edes on Tuesday, as there are numerous teams willing to give the shortstop a multi-year deal.
Boston make Drew a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer when the off-season began, which the shortstop declined, and some reports said they would be willing to give Drew a two or three year deal. But now it looks like other teams are willing to go longer, making the choice easy for Drew and his agent, Scott Boras.
Should Drew sign elsewhere, Boston will receive a compensatory pick in next year’s draft from whichever team Drew signs with because they made the qualifying offer "
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