"The doctor said it was going to be a year process, and now I'm at month seven," he said after taking some grounders during practice at the team's Salt River Field complex. "Flexibility is back to normal. Now I just have to get the strength back."
Asked if there was any chance he might be ready for the season opener on April 6 against the Giants at Chase Field, Drew demurred.
"I don't know. Like I told you, the doctors said a year," Drew said. "The coaching staff has been really good. The training staff is really good. We're taking it one day at a time and we'll see where it goes from there."