5 years ago

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle spoke to an executive who believes that Stephen Drew will sign a one-year contract with the Athletics with a player option for 2014.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman confirms that the scenario has been discussed. Drew is coming off a season where he batted just .223/.309/.348 in 79 games between the Diamondbacks and Athletics, but his agent, Scott Boras, is doing his best to market him as the top shortstop on the market. Slusser wrote early Thursday that the A's could target Jhonny Peralta if they lose out on Drew and the Tigers land another shortstop.