Arizona shortstop Stephen Drew singled in his first at-bat and made a tough sliding grab of a foul ball in his first ''real'' game since a brutal ankle injury nearly 11 months ago.
Drew made his first rehab start for Triple-A Reno on Thursday night, going 1 for 4 against Tucson. He called it ''a good day and something to build off of.''
Drew's Triple-A game came after Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick was sharply critical earlier this week of the pace of the shortstop's comeback, saying he should be up with the big club by now.
Drew broke his right ankle and ripped the ligaments surrounding it while sliding into home last July 20.