Diamondbacks finally ink Scott Drew

May 31, 2005 at 4:52 PM   |   Comments

PHOENIX, May 31 (UPI) -- Shortstop Stephen Drew, the No. 1 draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004, has signed his first major league contract.

Drew signed a five-year contract for a guaranteed $5.5 million that could be worth as much as $7.5 million, Arizona said on its Web site. There was a $4 million signing bonus.

"I remained optimistic through some trying times, but I always thought we could get something done," scouting director Mike Rizzo said. "It showed that Stephen Drew really wanted to be a Diamondback. "The fact that we were able to get this done was a total team effort from everyone with the Diamondbacks to the Drew family and to (agent) Scott (Boras.)"

He is the brother of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder J.D. Drew.

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