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Oakland A's Spring Training Battles: IF/C

The Oakland A's started spring with a crowded major league camp, with 63 players on-hand, the most since Billy Martin brought 80 players to camp in 1982. While only 25 of those players will break camp with the team, there are more who are likely to be key cogs for the A's over the next few years. We are taking a look at the position battles in camp this spring, continuing with the IFs and Cs.

A Look Back At 2008 Barton struggled. The Oakland A's infield was one of the least productive in baseball in 2007, and things didn't get much better in 2008. The infield was once again devastated by injuries and the unexpected struggles of some younger players. As a unit, the A's infield managed only a 661 OPS. The A's began the spring hopeful that Eric Chavez would be able to compete on a...

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