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With 2 Middle-Infield Questions, A’s Will Need Newcomer Lowrie

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Jed Lowrie last season as a member of the Houston Astros before being traded to the Oakland A's.. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Jed Lowrie last season as a member of the Houston Astros before being traded to the Oakland A’s.. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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PHOENIX, Ariz. (CBS Sports) — When the Oakland A’s traded for Jed Lowrie, they didn’t have a full-time position for him. They said he’d play, but they said he might be moving around.

Halfway through spring training, they still don’t know, but now the problem is different.

The problem then: They already had starters at every spot.

The problem now: They don’t like those starters.

A’s people say Japanese free-agent Hiroyuki Nakajima has been so unimpressive at shortstop that they now describe the position as “open.” But they say Scott Sizemore has been equally unimpressive at second base.

READ MORE from CBS Sports on A’s playing options for Jed Lowrie…

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