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HIROYUKI NAKAJIMA RUMORS

A's decline to exercise Nakajima's contract option

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have declined to exercise their $5.5 million contract option for shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima and instead owe him a $500,000 buyout. The highly touted Nakajima, 32, never played a major league game after receiving a $6.5 million, two-year contract in December 2012. He missed time in his first season of 2013 because of a strained left hamstring...
Via Associated Press
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What Is Hiroyuki Nakajima’s Future With The Oakland A’s?

When the Oakland A’s signed Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima to a two-year, $6.5 million deal in December 2012, most assumed he’d be a factor on Bob Melvin‘s team. However, Nakajima’s less-than-stellar spring numbers and a handful of injuries prevented him from making an appearance in an A’s uniform at any point during the season . He ended up playing in 90 games for...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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