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Punto's Journey Continues With Oakland

Nick Punto reached the post-season in '13 with LA.

OAKLAND - Over the past two years, the Oakland A's have used platoons as effectively as any team in baseball. The A's have placed a high value on having players that can man different positions around the diamond. This off-season, they set out to acquire even more versatility, starting with signing free agent infielder Nick Punto. What kind of role will Punto play in 2014?

Despite winning 96 games and a division title in 2013, the Oakland A's have had a busy off-season remaking their roster for the 2014 campaign. One of the A's first moves this winter came on November 13 when Oakland inked free agent infielder Nick Punto to a one-year deal worth $3 million. The contract also has a vesting option for the 2015 season. Punto turned 36 the week before he signed with...

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