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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 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

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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

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.
Source: MLB.com
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Athletics signed INF Nick Punto to a one-year, $3 million contract with a vesting option for 2015.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports passes along the contract details and adds that the vesting option is worth $2.75 million and carries a $250,000 buyout. 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. His versatility should come in handy in Oakland.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 02:10:00 PM

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Nick Punto has found a "robust" market in free agency and is unlikely to return to the Dodgers.

Punto, who turned 36 earlier this month, batted .255/.328/.327 with two home runs and 21 RBI over 335 plate appearances this season. He's a stretch as an everyday player, but should find a home as an active utility infielder.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 01:55:00 PM

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."
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 09:45:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 09:07:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 08:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
3Stephen Vogt
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Jeff Samardzija
3Scott Kazmir
4Jason Hammel
5Jesse Chavez
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Jim Johnson
3Luke Gregerson
4Ryan Cook
5Dan Otero
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Fernando Abad
8Evan Scribner