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A’s place Hiroyuki Nakajima on 15-day disabled list

Mar 31, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT

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The A’s made their final round of roster moves on Saturday night, optioning lefty Pedro Figueroa and infielder Andy Parrino to Triple-A Sacramento and placing new shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Nakajima suffered the strain Tuesday in the 10th inning of a Cactus League game against the Indians. He wound up batting .167/.286/.190 with one extra-base hit (a double) in 49 spring plate appearances.

The A’s will use Jed Lowrie as their primary shortstop in the early going this season.

Nakajima, 30, signed a two-year, $6.5 million free agent contract with Oakland in December.

  1. bigdinla - Mar 31, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Ichiro has caused a lot of teams to waste money on these Japanese players.

    • chacochicken - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:31 PM

      I suspect Mike Trout is going to have a similar effect with Caucasian players.

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