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Oakland Athletics acquire Stephen Drew for minor leaguer

The Oakland Athletics acquired Stephen Drew from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a shortstop prospect.

Drew missed the team’s first 73 games of the season with an ankle injury that he suffered in July of last year.

In June, Ken Kendrick, managing partner of the Diamondbacks, criticized Drew’s commitment to the team during a radio interview.

“I’m going to be real candid and say I think Stephen and his representatives are more focused on where Stephen’s going to be a year from now than going out and supporting the team that’s paying his salary,” Kendrick said during the interview.

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In 40 games with the Diamondbacks this season, Drew is hitting .193 with two home runs and 12 runs batted in. He’s a career .266 hitter.

In return, the Diamondbacks receive Sean Jamieson, a 23-year-old shortstop who has hit .234 with 10 home runs and 49 RBIs this season with the Class-A Burlington Bees.
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