Adding both players to their roster essentially finalizes the Nationals’ infield with Ryan Zimmerman at first base, Murphy at second, Danny Espinosa at shortstop and Anthony Rendon at third. Drew and rookie shortstop Trea Turner will provide Washington’s depth, with Turner likely starting the season in the minors.
nats gm mike rizzo drafted stephen drew for the d-backs. logical signing. provides infield depth.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 30, 2015
Drew, 32, hit .201 with 44 RBIs with the New York Yankees last season and is a .251 hitter over his 10-year career. He was selected by the Diamondbacks in the first round of the 2004 MLB draft when current Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was with Arizona.
- Erin Flynn