Stephen Drew will cost a draft pick if he signs with a team but his agent is also seeking an opt-out clause.
Scott Boras reportedly wants Drew to have the option to opt-out of any contract he signs after just one season according to ESPN New York.
If granted an opt-out clause, Drew could simply become a free agent again next season and not have draft pick compensation tied to him. That would increase his market and contract if he posts solid numbers again. If not he could always return to the team under the terms of a deal signed this offseason.
Drew appeared in 124 games for the Red Sox in 2013 hitting .253/.333/.443 with 13 home runs and 67 RBI.