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Oakland A's Spring Training Battles: IFs

Barton should be the Opening Day first baseman.

The weather outside might still be frightful, but spring is just around the corner and that means only one thing: baseball! Every year, we preview the spring training roster battles that will take place during major league camp. While these battles may change based on a late move, most of these scenarios will still hold true. We continue our series with a look at the infield battle.

A Look Back At 2007 Dan Johnson's year began with a hip injury. The Oakland A's infield was littered with injuries in 2007. It began in Spring Training when starting first baseman Dan Johnson injured his hip and was forced to miss the start of the season. Third baseman Eric Chavez struggled with injuries throughout the season and was eventually shut-down to have shoulder surgery in late July...

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