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Updated Jun 21, 2012 - 11:25 am

D-backs GM says Stephen Drew could return Wednesday in Atlanta

Stephen Drew's return to the Diamondbacks could be soon.

Very soon.

The Diamondbacks shortstop, who is currently playing in Triple-A Reno in an effort to get back to the big leagues, is hitting .250 in 32 at bats for the Aces, and even homered Wednesday night in what was his second-consecutive game.

Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf he thinks Drew will be heading home to Atlanta for a bit due to a death in the family, which lines up pretty well with the Diamondbacks' schedule.

After all, they begin a road series against the Braves on June 26.

"We talked about maybe having him play a game or two in Mobile since we're on the East Coast, I think our trainer was going to talk to him about that," Towers said. "And then hopefully activate him on Wednesday."

So if all goes according to plan Drew will play a few more minor league games before getting the call to the big leagues.

"Probably Sunday/Monday hopefully Mobile for two days, Tuesday recovery day, and hopefully Wednesday he's activated in Atlanta," Towers said.

Drew has not played in a game for the Diamondbacks since breaking his right ankle sliding into home July 20.

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