New Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew has seen a 2007 Red Sox World Series ring up close, but he did not wear it or touch it.

The ring belonged, of course, to his older brother J.D. Drew, who played five seasons in Boston and was a key member of the club that swept the Colorado Rockies in the Fall Classic. J.D. quietly retired after the 2011 season, and now Stephen is here and will wear his brother’s No. 7.

“Hopefully by the end of my career, hopefully this year we can bring a World Series here,” Stephen Drew said. “That’s the main goal when you look back on your career, you want to get there. I haven’t been there, yet. I’ve been to the playoffs in three of my seven years and I know it’s hard to get there. Overall, it would be a lot of fun to get there with this town, this city and this team.”

Drew’s presence allows the Red Sox to continue to develop shortstop prospects Jose Iglesias and Xander Bogaerts. Drew is a good defender and said he takes pride in that aspect of his game.

“I’ve felt really good the past two or three years with my defense,” Drew said. “That’s what I take pride in. The new form of shortstops is hitting and defense, but I’m kind of still old school, I like to do defense and then my offense will take care of itself. With Pedey over there (at second base), I think it’s going to be fine, we’ll mesh fine and we’re not going to have any problems.”