PLAYING TIME: Drew unlikely to return by Opening Day

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Bloomquist, McDonald could see more PT with Drew sidelined

Spring training reports indicate that Stephen Drew (SS, ARI)  is coming along slowly in his return from season-ending surgery following a July ankle fracture. Drew is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, and could miss a sizable early chunk of the season.

Competing for playing time in his absence are veteran utilityman Willie Bloomquist (SS/OF, ARI) and venerable good-field, no-hit infielder John McDonald (SS/2B/3B, ARI):

2011         AB    BA   xBA   OPS  bb%  ct%  PX    G/L/F   Spd  SBO%  HR/SB
====        ===  ====  ====  ====  ===  ===  ==  ========  ===  ====  =====
Bloomquist  350  .266  .273  .651    6   85  50  49/25/26  118   30%  ...

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