SS Stephen Drew won't be ready Opening Day. Willie Bloomquist takes over. DBacks were 37-21 when he started at SS last year
Drew hasn't fully recovered from a broken ankle suffered last July and Bloomquist, who took over for Drew last season, will be the team's starter at short stop until Drew is able to come back to the team. Before Drew broke his ankle last season, he played in 86 games, earning a batting average of .252 and scoring 44 runs. In the 97 games that Bloomquist played once he took over the position, he also scored 44 runs and had a .266 batting average.
Bloomquist only played 59 games at short stop and in those 59 games, he had five errors on the field. Drew had seven in his 84 games.