The Oakland Athletics have acquired shortstop Stephen Drew from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Diamondbacks announced late Monday night. In return, the Athletics have sent minor leaguer Sean Jamieson to the Diamondbacks.
Drew has been struggling at the bat. He's batting .193 with eight doubles, one triple, two homers and 12 RBIs in the 40 games he's played with the Diamondbacks this season. Before that, he was out almost 11 months with a fractured right ankle. He's a career .266 hitter with the Diamondbacks. According to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, Drew has a $10 million mutual option for next year with a $1.5 million buyout.
Jamieson is a prospect at Single-A Burlington, where he ranks fourth in the Midwest League in walks with 64 and tied for 12th with 71 runs scored. He's a career .234 hitter in his two minor league years in the A's farm system, stealing 52 bases and driving 70 home runs. This season he has 25 stolen bases and 49 RBIs in 118 games. He was an All-Star in the New York-Penn League in 2011 and the Midwest League in 2012.