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Nick Punto | Second Baseman

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (37) / 11/8/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Saddleback (CA) JC
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Athletics released INF Nick Punto.
Punto, 37, batted just .207/.296/.293 this season for the A's while battling some injuries. The A's will still be responsible for his $2.75 million salary next season. Someone will get Punto a shot due to his versatility, but he might have to settle for a minor league deal. Dec 19 - 2:49 PM

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Nick Punto's $2.75 million option for 2015 has vested.

So he'll be back in Oakland as a utility infielder. Punto batted just .207/.296/.293 this season for the A's, but he is still a solid and versatile defender at age 36. He turns 37 years old in November.
Oct 1 - 5:57 PM

Athletics activated INF Nick Punto from the 15-day disabled list.

Punto has been out since early August with a right hamstring strain. The 36-year-old returns to a lousy .207/.300/.279 batting line over 204 plate appearances.
Sep 9 - 1:57 PM

Nick Punto plans to test his right hamstring in a pre-game workout Monday.

Punto wasn't running at 100 percent over the weekend, but he said Monday that he's "very close" to returning. The veteran infielder has been out since early August with a right hamstring strain.
Sep 8 - 5:34 PM

Nick Punto (hamstring) is still not running at 100 percent.

He was given a cortisone shot Tuesday and then did some running Saturday but apparently still has a ways to go. Punto has been out since early August with a strained right hamstring.
Sep 7 - 2:01 PM

Nick Punto (hamstring) did some running on Saturday.

Punto was given three days to let a cortisone shot take effect, and it apparently did its job. The utility man could be cleared for action soon.
Sep 7 - 10:15 AM

Nick Punto (hamstring) was given a cortisone shot on Tuesday.

The hope is that the shot will help speed along the healing process after Punto missed the last month of action with a strained right hamstring. He'll test out the hammy on Friday. The utility player is hitting .207/.300/.279 over 64 games this season.
Sep 3 - 2:08 PM

Nick Punto (hamstring) is scheduled to take batting practice Monday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list.

Punto strained his right hamstring on August 2, but is now close to running at full-strength and a minor league rehab assignment doesn't appear too far off. Look for him to return around September 1.
Aug 25 - 5:25 PM

Nick Punto (hamstring) has yet to swing a bat since being placed on the disabled list nearly three weeks ago.

Obviously he hasn't done any running, either. Punto's progress from a strained right hamstring has come along slower than expected and he won't rejoin the A's until rosters expand.
Aug 20 - 9:43 AM

Nick Punto (hamstring) still hasn't progressed to running.

Punto strained his right hamstring on August 2, so he definitely won't be back when his 15 days are up. He may begin to run next week, but he's still a long way away from returning to the A's.
Aug 13 - 6:37 PM

Athletics placed INF Nick Punto on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Punto sustained the injury while rounding third base during Saturday's game. It sounds like a moderate tear, so don't expect him back when his 15 days are up. Nate Freiman has taken his spot on the roster.
Aug 3 - 12:18 PM

A's manager Bob Melvin said Nick Punto will go on the disabled list.

Punto left Saturday's game after sustaining a right hamstring strain while rounding third on a Jed Lowrie RBI single. Susan Slusser of the Oakland Chronicle speculates that Andy Parrino will likely be promoted to take Punto's spot. However, Slusser also believes the Athletics will consider signing veteran infielder Scott Sizemore -- recently axed by the Yankees -- to fill the vacancy. Stay tuned.
Aug 2 - 7:14 PM

The A's said that Nick Punto was dealing with a right hamstring strain.

Punto left the game after rounding third on a Jed Lowrie RBI single. He also dealt with hamstring issues earlier this season, though that was his left hamstring and this injury is apparently to his right one. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Aug 2 - 6:47 PM

Nick Punto was pulled from Saturday's game with an apparent leg injury.

Punto came up lame rounding third on Jed Lowrie's RBI single. He was lifted for a pinch runner. There's speculation that it might be a hamstring issue. Consider him day-to-day for now, with more information to come.
Aug 2 - 6:13 PM

Nick Punto went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in a win over the Orioles on Sunday.

Punto also walked twice, reaching base four times in the game. He delivered a two-run single in the fifth inning, giving him 10 RBI for the year. The part-time player is batting .245/.350/.311 this season.
Jun 8 - 6:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Eric Sogard
2Nick Punto
SS1Marcus Semien
2Andy Parrino
3Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Renato Nunez
3Alden Carrithers
LF1Stephen Vogt
2Sam Fuld
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2John Jaso
3Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Jesse Chavez
5Drew Pomeranz
6Chris Bassitt
7Sean Nolin
8Jarrod Parker
9A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5R.J. Alvarez
6Fernando Abad
7Evan Scribner
8Drew Pomeranz
9Eury de la Rosa
10Kendall Graveman
11Pat Venditte