Stephen Drew receiving interest from handful of teams
According to FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi, the shortstop is drawing interest from a handful of teams.
The Pirates, Red Sox and Tigers are among the teams interested in Drew, according to major-league sources.
However, ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted the Red Sox and Pirates are not in on the Drew sweepstakes.
Source: Contrary to report, Red Sox have not spoken to Arizona about Stephen Drew at all.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 19, 2012
Source: The Pirates have had no conversations with the Diamondbacks about Stephen Drew.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 19, 2012
Drew is hitting .192 this season, though he seems to be moving well after returning from a gruesome ankle injury suffered last season.
The 29-year-old likely will not have his $10 million option picked up by the D-backs next season, which would in turn make him a free agent. Knowing that, the D-backs may be motivated to get something for Drew now rather than let him walk for nothing.
Without Drew the D-backs could start a combination of Willie Bloomquist and John McDonald at shortstop.
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