Nick Punto 2B/SS.. OAK 21 Days

Nick Punto (hamstring) is expected to be sidelined until Friday.

Punto left Monday's Cactus League game due to left hamstring tightness. The A's are hoping that a few days off will do the trick.

Nick Punto 2B/SS.. OAK 22 Days

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that Nick Punto (hamstring) will likely get a couple of days off.

Punto left Monday's Cactus League game due to left hamstring tightness, but it's not a major concern. The 36-year-old currently projects to open the season as a utility infielder for Oakland.

Nick Punto 2B/SS.. OAK 23 Days

Nick Punto exited Monday's Cactus League game due to hamstring tightness.

His exit was considered precautionary, so it doesn't sound like a major concern. Consider him day-to-day.

Nick Punto 2B/SS.. OAK 23 Days

Nick Punto left Monday's Cactus League game with an apparent injury.

Punto exited the game after just two innings and was seen walking into the clubhouse with a team trainer at one point. No word yet on the exact nature of the injury, but the A's figure to pass along an update soon.

Nick Punto 2B/SS.. OAK 2 Months

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 4 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 5 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 7 Months

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly expects Nick Punto (toe) to be fine for the NLDS.

Punto sat out the final weekend of the season due to an ingrown toenail. "I think he's OK," said Mattingly. "I assume he's going to be ready."

Nick Punto 2B/SS.. OAK 7 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 7 Months

Nick Punto has been scratched from the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday.

Dee Gordon will replace him at shortstop for the Dodgers. No word yet on the reason for Punto's absence, but the Dodgers should provide an update on his status shortly.