Jul. 3, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Though his name has come up frequently in trade rumors this summer, the Arizona Diamondbacks may not trade shortstop Stephen Drew, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:
It is not a certainty that the Arizona Diamondbacks will trade shortstop Stephen Drew.
Club officials are trying to decide whether to give the bulk of playing time at short to Drew or Willie Bloomquist, according to major-league sources.
Rosenthal adds that if the Diamondbacks decide to give a bulk of the playing time to the veteran Bloomquist, they "will trade Drew."
While the Oakland Athletics have been tied to Drew extensively, Rosenthal says they are not the "front-runner to acquire him." Instead, a source told Rosenthal an "unspecified team" would be more likely.
Yesterday, Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told Scott Bordow of The Republic that he may not be finished dealing. Bordow reports Towers hinted that he could trade from his team’s surplus of middle infielders.
While Towers didn’t indicate specifically what he would be looking for in exchange for Drew or another middle infielder, he did say that "you can never have enough pitching."
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