Stephen Drew of the Arizona Diamondbacks is helped off the field after he was injured attempting to score against the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Drew was injured on the play and taken out of the game. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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A description of the injuries that Drew sustained:
Drew suffered a spiral fracture of his right fibula and tore ligaments in his ankle when sliding into home last season on July 20 against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Pretty miserable. That's the sort of incident that leads to a long recovery, and Drew is only now getting back to the majors. On Wednesday, he has officially been activated from the disabled list.
Drew was recently criticized in the press by Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick for taking too long in his rehab. Drew believes he did everything he could to get back on the field as soon as possible, and he's spent the last few weeks on a minor-league rehab assignment. He'll start now for the Diamondbacks, although not every day. Willie Bloomquist and John McDonald have shared the shortstop position in 2012, and they haven't performed as poorly as you might expect.
Drew owned a 91 OPS+ at the time of his injury last season. His career OPS+ is 98, and he's considered passable in the field, although that was before he suffered a severe injury.
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Recently, he began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Reno, where he is hitting .250/.333/.531 in eight games. Now, he could be close to a return to major-league action. Adam Green:
Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf he thinks Drew will be heading home to Atlanta for a bit due to a death in the family, which lines up pretty well with the Diamondbacks’ schedule.
After all, they begin a road series against the Braves on June 26.
“We talked about maybe having him play a game or two in Mobile since we’re on the East Coast, I think our trainer was going to talk to him about that,” Towers said. “And then hopefully activate him on Wednesday.”
How convenient! The Mobile Bay Bears are the Diamondbacks’ Double-A affiliate. And all of this just a couple of weeks after D’backs managing general partner Ken Kendrick called into question Drew’s motives for taking so long to come back.
Sounds like they’re all one big happy family again now, and just when the D’backs are creeping back toward the NL West race, just a game under .500.
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It's been a long time since this StoryStream™ was updated with Stephen Drew news, primarily because there wasn't a lot of Stephen Drew news. The Diamondbacks' shortstop suffered a severe ankle injury last year on July 20, and he missed the rest of the season. Then he fell into a void, and we didn't hear about him again. Willie Bloomquist was involved.
But Drew never stopped rehabbing, and he's getting closer to a rehab assignment:
#Dbacks SS Stephen Drew was 1 for 4 in extended spring game, team says. Also played briefly in field. First game hacks since ankle injury.— Jack Magruder (@JackMagruder) April 12, 2012
Perhaps one of the more impressive things about the Diamondbacks' worst-to-first turnaround is that they did it without Drew, who was one of the team's most valuable players during the miserable 2010 season. In his place, the Diamondbacks have been playing Bloomquist and John McDonald, both of whom are clear downgrades to Drew, both offensively and defensively.
almost 2 years ago Update 0 comments
Wednesday night, Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew fractured his ankle while sliding into home plate. It was a somewhat innocuous-looking play with devastating results, and it was immediately wondered whether Drew might be done for the season. The word: yes, Drew is done for the season, and is undergoing Thursday surgery.
#dbacks Mgr Kirk Gibson announces Stephen Drew to have surgery this afternoon
The good news is that Drew should be just fine in plenty of time to get ready for 2012. The bad news is that - well do I really need to explain the bad news? Stephen Drew is out for the season! He is important!
Though the Diamondbacks are hanging on the fringes of the playoff race at the moment, reports suggest that they're content to run with internal solutions at short, which means a lot of Willie Bloomquist and Cody Ransom. They may still make a deal for an infielder provided it doesn't cost them too much once they realize they're playing a lot of Willie Bloomquist and Cody Ransom, but they're not pulling any blockbusters. That's an organization that's too committed to future contention to do anything rash.
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In the fourth inning, Drew attempted to score from second base on Chris Young's single to left field. While sliding, his right foot and ankle slammed into Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy's shin guard. Drew was out, and eventually was helped from the field and couldn't put any weight on his right foot.
Willie Bloomquist started the game at first base, then took over at shortstop after Drew got hurt. Either Bloomquist or Drew has started every game but two at shortstop this season, so Bloomquist figures to see most of the action there in the short term.
The Diamondbacks' primary Triple-A shortstop this season has been ex-major leaguer Cody Ransom ... all 35 years of him. Ransom's having a fantastic 2011 with the bat, but considering his history in the majors (and those 35 years) he doesn't figure to serve as more than a spare part, even if he does take Drew's place on the roster.