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MLB Injury News:
Stephen Drew played solidly after being traded to the Oakland Athletics this past summer. He struggled with Arizona after returning from injury, but the change of scenery must have done him well. Drew's performance helped lead the A's to an American League West Championship.
Drew is now a free agent, and the A's are allowing him to test the market. According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the A's can sit and wait to see if Drew comes back to them looking for a deal. The shortstop market is always thin, so Drew will certainly draw interest, but his productivity is in question. Can he return to form and produce at a high level?
That's what the A's are questioning as well. They have expressed interest in bringing Drew back, but they won't do it at an unreasonable price. Olney says the A's will search for options elsewhere, but they can adjust if Drew comes back.
Drew fractured his ankle while sliding into home in the middle of the 2011 se...
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