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Hiroyuki Nakajima will start the season on the 15-day disabled list. As the Oakland A's finalized their roster moves, Nakajima was shifted from the 25-man roster to the DL. He injured his hamstring last Tuesday. While he could probably play, the A's want to be cautious.
According to Rick Eymer of MLB.com, the A's had to trim their roster down to 25. Do do so, they had to considered Nakajima's DL move. When Nakajima comes back, the A's will have to figure out who will be sent back to Triple-A. For now, the club will be without their starting shortstop.
"Personally it feels like I could come back earlier," Nakajima said after learning of the decision to put him on the 15-day disabled list. "It is still early and I waas told it has to be a gradual process, so I'm going to stick to their schedule."
Nakajima is entering his first season of baseball in America. He has spent his entire career playing in Japan. The 30-year old spent 11 season in Japan. He hit (partial stats) .310/.381/.474 with the Lions in Japan. The A's hope he can bring some of that production to the Majors. There will likely be a learning curve, but as another A's player, Yoenis Cespedes, who came from a foreign league proved, an immediate impact is possible.
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