Diamondbacks may have Stephen Drew for home opener against Reds

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San Francisco Giants' Andres Torres, right, steals second base as Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew, left, looks on during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) By Eric Risberg San Francisco Giants' Andres Torres, right, steals second base as Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew, left, looks on during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) By Eric Risberg

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks could have a familiar name back in the lineup when they return from a week on the road to play their home opener on Friday night.

Manager Kirk Gibson says Stephen Drew, limited to a pinch-hit role thus far because of a lower abdominal strain, could be at shortstop when the Diamondbacks take the field against the Cincinnati Reds -- the first of nine in a row at home for Arizona.

It's the fifth home opener for Drew since he quickly rose through the Diamondbacks' system.

The 28-year-old from Valdosta, Ga., is coming off arguably his best season, at the plate and particularly on the field, where his .984 fielding percentage -- with a career-low 10 errors -- tied Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki for best among National League shortstops.