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5/5/2013 12:10:00 PM
Description: Athletics shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima felt tightness in his hamstring in his rehab game Friday and didn't play Saturday. SOURCE: Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Nakajima has missed the entire season with a left hamstring injury, and this setback makes in increasingly likely he won't return anytime soon. Jed Lowrie will continue to start at shortstop.
3/27/2013 5:41:00 PM
Description: Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday that shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) "most likely" won't be able to play in the team's last series of the spring versus San Francisco and could begin the season on the DL. SOURCE: John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: Nakajima hit .311 with 13 homers, 74 RBIs and seven steals in Japan last season but he has struggled with a .167 batting average in 42 at-bats this spring. He has also committed four errors. Jed Lowrie likely will be the starting shortstop on Opening Day.
12/17/2012 6:02:00 PM
Description: The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a contract with Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima. SOURCE: Jon Heyman, CBSSports.com
Insight: The Yankees won the posting bid on Nakajima last year but failed to agree to a deal prior to the deadline so the shortstop remained with the Seibu Lions. Nakajima hit .311 with 13 homers, 74 RBIs and seven steals in Japan last season.
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