After claiming a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants in game three of the Bay Bridge Series,…
Making Sense Of The A's Infield Situation
Despite winning the American League West in 2012, the Oakland A's arrived in Phoenix for spring training with plenty of questions regarding the Opening Day roster. Manager Bob Melvin hoped to have some clarity regarding the second base and shortstop positions with less than two weeks left until Opening Day, but that has not been the case. Coming into the spring, the A's proclaimed the second base job as an open tryout. But to this point, the familiar names haven't earned the starting spot outright. Former first round pick Jemile Weeks appeared to have the inside track on the job when he got off to a hot start this spring, but he suffered a shoulder injury that caused him to miss nearly two weeks of Cactus League games. Weeks was the A's starter at second base for much of last season. He lost his hold on the job, however, when he followed up an outstanding rookie campaign by hitting .303/.340/.421 by struggling with just a .221/.305/.304 slash line last year. Weeks' numbers this...
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