Stephen Oris Drew (born March 16, 1983) is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the Oakland Athletics. He is the younger brother of former outfielder J.D. Drew and former pitcher Tim Drew. Drew went to Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia. Following in the footsteps of his brother, J.D., he played college baseball at Florida State University under head coach Mike Martin. Drew started out in Class A+ with the Lancaster JetHawks in 2006. He did very well with the JetHawks, batting .389 and hitting 10 home runs. He was later promoted to AA and play for the Tennessee Smokies, for whom he hit .218 and hit 4 home runs. He was then promoted to AAA to play for Tucson. On July 13, 2006, during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Craig Counsell injured his ribs, prompting the call-up of Drew from the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate, the Tucson Sidewinders. He made his major league debut on July 15 against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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