Nick Punto 2B/SS.. OAK 8 Days
Nick Punto went 2-for-2 with two singles against the Giants on Wednesday.
The Athletics brought Punto on board as a utility infielder back in November. He's known more for his versatility and his glove work rather than his hitting, but the A's won't complain about a 2-for-2 day to kick off spring training.
Nick Punto 2B/SS.. OAK 2 Months
Jane Lee of MLB.com believes that Nick Punto could be the Athletics starting second baseman to begin the 2014 season.
Of course with the versatility that manager Bob Melvin has on his team, it will likely end up being a platoon situation with Eric Sogard and Alberto Callaspo also in the mix to draw starts there. Given the current situation, it's unlikely that any of the trio will have significant fantasy value in mixed leagues.
Nick Punto 2B/SS.. OAK 4 Months
Athletics signed INF Nick Punto to a one-year contract with a vesting option for 2015.
No word yet on exact terms. Punto, 36, hit .255/.328/.327 with two home runs and 21 RBI over 335 plate appearances this season while making starts between third base, second base and shortstop. He'll likely function as a backup infielder in 2014.
Nick Punto 2B/SS.. OAK 5 Months
Nick Punto was scratched from the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday due to an ingrown toenail.
The injury isn't expected to sideline the veteran infielder for any significant amount of time. Dee Gordon replaced him in Friday's lineup, getting the start at shortstop.
Nick Punto 2B/SS.. OAK 9 Months
Nick Punto (back) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his return to the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday.
Punto sat out Tuesday's game after making an early exit Monday with a stiff lower back. The veteran infielder is hitting .315 with a .789 OPS in 41 games this season.
Nick Punto 2B/SS.. OAK 10 Months
Nick Punto homered, doubled and walked Tuesday in the loss to the Diamondbacks.
At least Punto has come to play this year, which isn't something that can be said of every Dodger. And he's getting a lot more playing time than expected. The homer, off Brandon McCarthy, was his first, of course. However, he's batting .368 in 57 at-bats. Punto hasn't hit more than one homer in a season since 2008, when he hit two.
Nick Punto 2B/SS.. OAK Dec 13 '12
According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers are likely to trade Nick Punto and Juan Uribe.
Skip Schumaker was acquired from the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to share time at second base next year with Mark Ellis. That doesn't leave much room for Punto, who is also behind Hanley Ramirez and Dee Gordon at shortstop. Uribe, meanwhile, has posted a wretched .199/.262/.289 batting line over the past two seasons. The Dodgers might as well just cut him.