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...
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Saturday, July 12th: Drew Pomeranz Impresses in Rehab Start for River Cats while Hiro Nakajima Homers in Hounds Win and Andy Parrino Rejoins A’s Roster
A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Drew Pomeranz (4 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K) PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (Triple-A) Reno Aces 3 Sacramento River Cats 4 WP – Buschmann 6-4 / 4.46 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Drew Pomeranz (4 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K) LHP Drew Pomeranz was impressive in his rehab start for the...
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...
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