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With Bobby Crosby and Antonio Perez already hurt at the start of the playoffs, the Oakland A's thin middle infield became down-right skinny when Mark Ellis broke his finger. With Ellis out, the A's have an empty roster spot going into the ALCS. They will fill that spot with a middle infielder to back-up Marco Scutaro and D'Angelo Jimenez. The A's have three candidates to fill that roster spot.

Mark Ellis' broken right index finger has put the Oakland A's in a difficult situation on the eve of their appearance in the 2006 ALCS. With starting SS Bobby Crosby already injured, the A's are down to only middle infield back-ups Marco Scutaro and D'Angelo Jimenez on their playoff roster. With no other middle infielders on their 40-man roster, the A's will have to add a non-roster middle... Recommended Stories

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