The Oakland Athletics landed their veteran shortstop in Stephen Drew.
The A's acquired Drew from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday in exchange for minor league infielder Sean Jamieson.
The trade, announced by Oakland in the seventh inning of Monday night's game with the Minnesota Twins, reunites Drew with former Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin -- in his first full season as A's skipper.
''It'll be refreshing and a new start,'' Drew said. ''It's a good feeling to go over there and still be competing (for the postseason).''
Drew is expected to join Oakland in time to play the middle game of the series against the Twins on Tuesday. He recently returned after being sidelined for nearly a year with a fractured right ankle. He sat out 137 games in all.
The 29-year-old Drew is batting .193 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 40 games since coming back June 26.
''Coming back, I've been hitting the ball well but haven't been finding any holes,'' he said.
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