Found October 31, 2012 on
MLB Injury News:
After declining his option for 2013, the Oakland Athletics
are discussing a new contract with free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, reports
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
The Oakland A's are talking to free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew about a new contract, though it isn't known what their
chances to sign him might be considering he will be free to sign with any team.
While Drew was productive for the A’s after they acquired
him from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team decided to decline his $10 million
option for next season. This was expected, but Oakland was believed to have
interest in re-signing Drew to a lesser contract after he became a free agent.
Heyman notes that the A’s are a more desirable destination
for free agents given their solid 2012 campaign. Oakland could also appreciate
what they had in Drew more given the lack of alternatives on the open market.
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