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Spring Training Battles: Infielders

Rouse has been stuck at AAA for two seasons.

Although the Oakland A's currently appear to have their 25-man roster set, injuries or trades could open up a spot before Opening Day. We continue our pre-season look at the players battling for a spot on the 25-man roster. In the fifth in our series, we look at the three infielders (and a pair of exciting prospects) in the A's camp who will be hoping to find their way onto the crowded A's 25-man roster.

It has become a disturbing annual event for the Oakland A's. Each of the past two springs, the A's entered spring training with their infield depth chart set and began the season with that depth severely altered. In 2004, the A's began the spring with Bobby Crosby and Mark Ellis as the starting second baseman and shortstop and Frank Menechino as the team's back-up. However, injuries to both...

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