Stephen Drew, the new shortstop of the Red Sox, will wear No. 7. It’s the same number his brother, J.D. Drew, wore during the five years he played in Boston.
J.D. Drew, who retired after the 2011 season, had an exasperating tenure in the eyes of many Boston fans. Although he statistically was one of the best right fielders in the game and performed well in the postseason, Drew missed more than 200 games because of frequent stints on the disabled list.