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Athletics to place Nick Punto on the disabled list with a strained hamstring

Aug 2, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

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Athletics manager Bob Melvin told the media that utilityman Nick Punto will go on the 15-day disabled list after straining his right hamstring in Saturday afternoon’s game against the Royals, per’s Jane Lee. Punto appeared to suffer the injury rounding third on Jed Lowrie‘s RBI single. Eric Sogard came in to run for Punto and later scored on Josh Donaldson‘s bases-loaded walk.

Punto, 36, hasn’t done much at the plate for the Athletics this season, mustering a measly .203/.299/.277 slash line in 202 plate appearances. However, he has served at a number of positions and played by most accounts above-average defense.

  1. jazynaz - Aug 2, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    as an A’s fan i’ll say his D is ok, but his bat makes him expendable and a liability. the same for sogard. BB, do something to upgrade the A’s 2nd base position player(s).

  2. clydeserra - Aug 2, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    I think this could make his 2nd year optional for the A’s.

    Might want to take advantage of that

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