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Nationals sign Stephen Drew to 1-year, $3 million deal

Drew is the second infielder to join the Nats this week, joining Daniel Murphy.

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The Nationals have signed infielder Stephen Drew to a 1-year, $3 million deal, as reported by Jon Heyman of The deal includes $1.25 million in available incentives.

Drew is the second infield addition of the week for the Nationals, who signed Daniel Murphy to a 3-year, $37.5 million deal on Christmas Eve. Drew has experience at second base, shortstop and third base, providing Washington with an additional option behind Murphy, Anthony Rendon, Danny Espinosa and Anthony Rendon.

Drew spent last season with the Yankees, hitting just .201/.271/.381 with 17 home runs in 131 games. He has struggled mightily at the plate over the last two seasons, but is considered a solid defender with significant power potential.

Drew, 32, is a veteran of 10 major-league seasons with the Diamondbacks (2006-12), Athletics (2012), Red Sox (2013-14) and Yankees (2014-15). He is a lifetime .251/.318/.421 hitter with 114 home runs in 1152 games.