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Nick Punto | Second Baseman

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/8/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Saddleback (CA) JC
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Nick Punto hit his annual home run and walked three times against the Tigers on Thursday.

The homer was the 18th of his career. If it holds up, it'd be the eighth season of his career with exactly one homer (his career high is four). Punto started at shortstop against right-hander Rick Porcello today to give Jed Lowrie a day off. He's mostly played second base against lefties, but given that he's outhitting Eric Sogard there, perhaps some additional at-bats could be coming his way. Of course, neither is ever going to me of much use in fantasy leagues, even AL-only leagues.
May 29 - 7:19 PM

Nick Punto went 2-for-4 with a stolen base starting in place of Jed Lowrie on Tuesday.

With Lowrie sidelined due to a strained neck, Punto took advantage, singling twice in his four at-bats. Punto also stole his second base of the year. With Lowrie expected back Wednesday, Punto will return to his reserve role.
May 20 - 11:38 PM

Nick Punto went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Sunday's win over the Nationals.

Punto singled in a run in the Athletics' four-run first inning, and he doubled in two more in the seventh. The infielder doubled his RBI total with the productive day. He's still hitting just .224 with a .566 OPS on the year.
May 11 - 8:33 PM

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.
Mar 26 - 2:42 PM

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.
Mar 25 - 1:20 PM

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.
Mar 24 - 5:03 PM

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.
Mar 24 - 4:50 PM

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.
Feb 26 - 6:09 PM

Depth Charts

C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Stephen Vogt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Jesse Chavez