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Spring Training Battles: Utilitymen

Bocachica will be battling for a spot again.

As spring training draws near, we will be taking a look at the guys battling for a spot on the 25-man roster. Although the A's currently appear to have their 25-man roster set, injuries or trades could open up a spot before Opening Day. We begin our series by looking at the three utilitymen in the A's camp who will be hoping to latch on as the 25th man on the A's roster.

The A's haven't had a true utilityman on their roster since the Tony Phillips era ended in 1999. In past years, the A's lack of defensive flexibility on their bench has hurt them in some close games and has prevented them from giving their players adequate rest during the long season. This year, the A's appear to have addressed the bench flexibility problem by carrying players such as Antonio...

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