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Putnam Looking To Finish Healthy And Strong

Injuries have taken a major toll on the playoff hopes for the Oakland A's in 2007, but there has been a positive aspect to the long DL list: the A's have had a chance to expose some of the players who could play a big part in the team's future to the major leagues. One of those players is outfielder Danny Putnam, who made his major league debut in late April with Oakland.

Danny Putnam, who was selected by the A's in the supplemental first round in 2004 out of Stanford, spent nearly three weeks in the big leagues this season. He appeared in 11 games for Oakland from April 23 through May 10, batting .214 with one homer and two RBI in 28 at-bats. That homer came in Putnam's last game with the A's, a 3-4 effort at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium. "It was definitely...

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