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Stephen Drew Unsure If He'll Be Ready For Opening Day

Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen drew broke his ankle sliding into home plate on July 20 and missed the rest of the 2011 season. He has been the starting shortstop for the diamondbacks since 2007 and has a .270 batting average and has scored 376 runs. Opening day for the Diamondbacks is Friday, April 6 when they host the Giants for the first game of a three-game series. Even though at that point, Drew's injury will have been suffered almost nine months earlier, he isn't sure if he'll be ready for opening day.

Stephen Drew meets with the media and says he's "optimistic" but doesn't know yet if he'll be ready for Opening Day http://t.co/L7XKmUBc 5 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

If Drew isn't ready to go, Willie Bloomquist will likely take his place at shortstop until he's ready to get back out on the field. Nothing is set in stone, though. There's still plenty of time left before teams take the field for the first time in the regular season.

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