Hiroyuki Nakajima

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

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

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.


Hiroyuki Nakajima

Colon Arrives To A’s Camp, Along With SS Nakajima

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.


Oakland Athletics vice president and general manager Billy Beane and Hiroyuki Nakajima of Japan joke with each other at a press conference where Beane introduced Nakajima to the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum on December 18, 2012 in Oakland, California. Nakajima signed a two-year contract through 2014 with a club option for 2015. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Finalize Deal With Japanese Shortstop Nakajima

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.