Source: D-backs sign Drew for $13.75M

Published Jan. 18, 2011 12:00 a.m. EST

The Arizona Diamondbacks today signed shortstop Stephen Drew to a two-year, $13.75 million contract, one major-league source told

Drew’s contract also includes a mutual option for the 2013 season.

The mutual option will enable the left-handed hitter to exercise his right to free agency after the 2012 season. He was on schedule to do so, anyway, without the multiyear deal.

Drew, who turns 28 in March, is coming off a season in which he performed consistent with his career norms. He batted .278 with 15 home runs and 61 RBIs, while stealing 10 bases and appearing in 151 games.