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Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew will join Triple-A Reno this week for what could be the last rehabilitation stop in his comeback from a brutal ankle injury nearly 11 months ago.
Manager Kirk Gibson says Drew will join the Aces for their game Thursday night at Reno. Gibson says how long Drew will be with Reno will be determined by what progress he makes there.
Drew broke his right ankle and tore apart the surrounding tendons in a slide into home plate against Milwaukee last July 20. Drew played seven innings in each of two extended spring training games at the Diamondbacks' spring training facility in Scottsdale on Friday and Saturday. He was a combined 3 for 6 with two walks.
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