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Red Sox, Tigers And Yankees Among Teams Looking At SS Stephen Drew

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OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10: Stephen Drew #5 of the Oakland Athletics slides in to third base against the Detroit Tigers during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 9, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA – OCTOBER 10: Stephen Drew #5 of the Oakland Athletics slides in to third base against the Detroit Tigers during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 9, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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The Tigers, Red Sox and Yankees are among teams to have interest in free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew.

The Yankees’ interest is curious since Drew has never played a game in the majors anywhere other than shortstop. However, it appears there’s no need for alarm bells regarding Derek Jeter.

The Yankees’ thought regarding Drew apparently doesn’t reflect any additional concern Jeter will be ready and able to play shortstop. They apparently figured they’d see if Drew had any interest in a super sub role off an uncharacteristically down season.

“I’m not looking to replace Derek Jeter,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “He’ll be playing every day for the whole year.”

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