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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
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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Geovany Soto
3Bryan Anderson
1B1Brandon Moss
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1John Jaso
2Kyle Blanks
3Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Dan Otero
7Jorge De Leon
8Evan Scribner
9Fernando Rodriguez
10Drew Pomeranz