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Athletics | Plenty of middle infield questions

Oakland Athletics 2Bs Jemile Weeks (shoulder) and Scott Sizemore have underwhelmed this spring, and Weeks lost two weeks to a shoulder injury. Weeks should be returning Friday, March 15, and Sizemore has just three hits in 21 at-bats. SS Jed Lowrie, as a result, could open the season as the starting second baseman. Lowrie is hitting .375 with two home runs and nine RBIs. However, the team isn't exactly sold on SS Hiroyuki Nakajima at shortstop. "Certainly Jed Lowrie is a guy that we're going to have to find a spot for him somewhere the way he's playing now," manager Bob Melvin said. "He's certainly making a case for himself to be in there somewhere. Whether that's every day at a position or moving around, which you've seen him do here in spring, that's still open for debate, too." Weeks or Sizemore are likely to be sent to the minors to start the season.

2013-03-14 14:16:01 | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee

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