Report: J.D. Drew ‘Very Likely to Retire’

It was pretty obvious that J.D. Drew's career with the Red Sox was over after he became a free agent following the 2011 season. Now, the 36-year-old could be hanging it up altogether.

Drew is "very likely to retire," according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

Drew was in the final season of a five-year, $70 million contract in 2011. He appeared in just 81 games for Boston, batting .222 with four home runs and 22 RBIs.

Plagued by injuries during his tenure with the Red Sox, Drew never drove in more than 70 runs in his five seasons with the team. Arguably his most successful season came in 2008, when he batted .280, hit 19 homers and drove in 64 runs.  Despite being named the All-Star Game MVP that year, Drew played in just 109 games.

Drew's shining moment in a Red Sox uniform came during Game 6 of the 2007 American League Championship Series, when he hit a first-inning grand slam that helped lead the Red Sox to a 12-2 win.

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