Diamondbacks Hoping to Activate Stephen Drew Wednesday

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 20: Stephen Drew #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts in pain after he was tagged out by catcher Jonathan Lucroy (not pictured) of the Milwaukee Brewers as he attempted to score during the fifth inning of the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on July 20, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. Drew was injured on the play and taken out of the game. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks are hoping to activate shortstop Stephen Drew from the team’s disabled list Wednesday, reports Adam Green of Arizona Sports. Drew has not played for the Diamondbacks since breaking his right ankle on July 20, 2011.

Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers spoke with Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf yesterday, and said he’s hoping to have Drew activated by Wednesday. Towers laid out a schedule for the shortstop which would include two more games in the minors on Sunday and Monday, a recovery day on Tuesday and then activation on Wednesday.

Drew has been on a minor league rehab stint with the Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate recently, playing nine games with the club. Over his 36 at-bats, he’s hit at a clip of .250/.325/.500 with four extra-base hits and five RBIs.

Drew has spent parts of the past six seasons with the Diamondbacks. Last season the 29-year-old posted an OPS of .713 over his 321 at-bats and he owns a career major league line of .270/.330/.442.

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