Drew not paying attention to trade rumors

Drew not paying attention to trade rumors

Drew not paying attention to trade rumors
PHOENIX -- MLB Network was on in the D-backs' clubhouse prior to batting practice Monday, and as players went about getting prepared for the game, they couldn't help but notice the trade rumors that were being broadcast.

While a couple of prominent D-backs -- shortstop Stephen Drew and outfielder Justin Upton -- have been mentioned heavily in the speculation, it appears that the chances of Upton being in a different uniform come the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline are slim.

Drew, well that's another story.

Drew can be a free agent at the end of the season, though there is a $10 million mutual option for 2013, and the likelihood is he will not return.

"Whatever happens, happens," Drew said of the trade rumors. "I'm not going to dwell on that."

After returning late last month from a devastating ankle injury he suffered last July, Drew is more focused on the day-to-day process of getting ready to play.

"I don't even think about the trade talk to be honest," he said. "I just go about my business getting prepared every day to play. I'm with this team until I'm with another team. I'm just trying to prepare myself every day to be the best player I can for this team."

Drew is hitting .217 in 60 at-bats since returning to the lineup.