Stephen Drew has made the rare in-season voyage from the Red Sox to Yankees. Credit: Getty Images
The Yankees didn’t make a blockbuster deal, per se, at the 2014 MLB trade deadline but the team did make headlines by dealing with their archrivals to the North.
For the first time since 1997, the Yankees and Red Sox completed a trade as Boston – in full fire-sale mode Thursday – sent shortstop Stephen Drew to their rivals. New York gave up infielder Kelly Johnson in the swap.
Yanks GM Brian Cashman also bolstered the New York infield by acquiring Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for prospect Pete O’Brien. Prado can play a number of positions, including second base, third base and the outfield.
Drew has struggled at the plate this season for the Red Sox, hitting .176 with four home runs and 11 RBIs in 39 games.
Prado has fared better at the plate in 2014, hitting .270 with five homers and 42 RBIs.