Scott Boras said it, so we figured it was true: J.D. Drew was going to sign with the Red Sox for five years and $70 million.
Now it looks like Drew is finally poised to become a Sox, though the contract he agreed to a few weeks ago may look a little different. The Sox may insist on an injury clause.
All of this should come as no surprise to anybody who has followed J.D. Drew’s career. The man finds new ways to get hurt every season.
But this may be the first time Drew has managed to get diagnosed with a new injury during the offseason.
Red Sox fans are no doubt taking solace in the fact that Drew’s contract will have a clause that will let the team off the hook should his shoulder give out. They shouldn’t get too comfortable. If Drew’s shoulder holds up, his knees, back, or pinkie toe is sure to give out soon enough.