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.
Shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima made a point of walking across the clubhouse to greet pitcher Bartolo Colon. The new face of the Oakland Athletics’ infield, and an old, familiar one.
The A’s finalized a $6.5 million, two-year contract with Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima on Tuesday, filling a void created by the departures of Cliff Pennington and Stephen Drew.