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PHOENIX -- All but certain to lose the best shortstop in franchise history, Stephen Drew, to free agency over the winter, the Diamondbacks did what they could to replenish the position by trading Drew to Oakland for Class A shortstop Sean Jamieson after Mondays game.
Drew will be reunited with former D-backs manager Bob Melvin in Oakland and will be even more involved in a pennant race than he was in Arizona. The As are a half-game out of the second AL wild-card position. The two aren't strangers to a pennant race, as Drew was a key component when Melvin led the D-backs to the 2007 NL West title.
The teams had talked about a deal around the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline, but shortstop Willie Bloomquist was bothered by a sore back at the time and general manager Kevin Towers said he did not believe it was prudent to trade Drew then. Oakland claimed Drew on waivers two days ago, and the sides worked out the trade last night.
Drew said he was a little shocked when he was told...
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The Oakland A’s recently announced that they have acquired shortstop Stephen Drew from the Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league infielder Sean Jamieson. Drew has missed 142 games in the last two seasons after fracturing his right ankle in 2011, and his offensive numbers have been poor so far in 2012. Despite a sample that only includes 155 plate appearances this season...
Oakland newcomer Stephen Drew arrived at the Coliseum a few hours before first pitch to find his name scribbled into Tuesday night's lineup.
The Athletics have no plan of easing their new shortstop into things.
Drew was slated to bat second against the Minnesota Twins in his first game with the A's, less than 24 hours after being acquired in a trade from Arizona in exchange...
The Oakland Athletics have acquired shortstop Stephen Drew from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league infielder Sean Jamieson.
The A's announced the trade in the seventh inning of Monday night's game against the Minnesota Twins, and Drew is expected to join Oakland in time to play the middle game of the series on Tuesday. He recently returned after being...
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...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Diamondbacks traded shortstop Stephen Drew to the Athletics on Monday in exchange for minor league infielder Sean Jamieson.
The A's announced the trade in the seventh inning of their game against the Twins, and Drew is expected to join Oakland in time to play the middle game of the series on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old Drew, who returned to the D-backs...
It’s not all that surprising that Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew passed through the entire NL and got through to the Athletics on waivers, leading to his trade to Oakland on Monday night.
Drew not only is owed nearly $2 million for the rest of the season, but also was batting only .193 with a .601 OPS in 155 plate appearances after missing nearly a year due to a fractured...
The Oakland Athletics have acquired shortstop Stephen Drew from the Arizona Diamonbacks for infielder Sean Jamieson. The addition of Drew with help fill a need at shortstop for the A’s, as Cliff Pennington and Adam Rosales have failed to provide much offense for manager Bob Melvin.
Drew, a former first round pick by the Diamondbacks in the 2004 amateur draft, is batting just .193...
Brett Anderson officially rejoined the Oakland A's more than 13 months after his July 14, 2011 Tommy John surgery, and he will start Tuesday night's game. The team will welcome another newcomer Tuesday -- the A's acquired shortstop Stephen Drew from Arizona during their 7-2 loss to the Twins on Monday night. Drew, a free agent after the season, was acquired for Class...
The Arizona Diamondbacks traded shortstop Stephen Drew on Monday night, saving at least $3.3 million without compromising the team's chances of staying in contention.
Could the D-backs be plotting a similar move with left-hander Joe Saunders?
The D-backs placed Saunders on trade waivers Tuesday, according to major-league sources. And just as the team had a ready replacement...
Jemile Weeks never pulled out of an extended sophomore slump, and on Tuesday the Oakland A's took unexpected and drastic action: The second baseman, who had a sensational rookie season in 2011, was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. Weeks, 25, was the one Oakland player considered "untouchable" last winter when the A's traded pitchers such as Trevor Cahill, Gio...