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Oakland A's Spring Training Battles: 2B/SS

Pennington's defense was down in 2011.

For the first time in a decade, the Athletics will trot out an Opening Day double-play combination that does not include Mark Ellis. This season the club will lean on a pair of former first-round picks in Cliff Pennington and Jemile Weeks to solidify the middle of the diamond and perhaps the top of the batting order. We take a look at the A's middle infield situation inside...

A Look Back At 2011 Jemile Weeks established himself as a big leaguer in 2011. Jemile Weeks made headlines during his rookie campaign by hitting .303 with a 761 OPS while stealing 22 bases. He appeared in 97 games (96 at second base) after a June promotion that came when incumbent Mark Ellis landed on the disabled list. Weeks played so well after arriving in the big leagues, the A's eventually...

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