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Thu, 23 May 2013 11:10:56 -0700
The Oakland Athletics activated SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, May 23, and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.
Tue, 21 May 2013 19:05:55 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) has played second base during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento. His 20-day rehab assignment ends Wednesday, May 22, and a decision needs to be made whether he returns to Oakland or he is optioned to Sacramento. It appears Nakajima will be optioned to the minors, although Melvin said no decision has been made. "His position is shortstop, that's what it's been his whole career, but he's open to playing other positions, too," Melvin said. SS Jed Lowrie is entrenched at shortstop in Oakland.
Tue, 14 May 2013 13:05:47 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) went 1-for-5 with a run scored for Triple-A Sacramento Tuesday, May 14, and he's hitting .241 in seven rehab games.
Fantasy Tip: The A's haven't given any indication that Nakajima is close to being called up to the big leagues, and Jed Lowrie has been playing well at shortstop in Oakland. Nakajima has been playing some second base in the minors, meaning he's likely being groomed to be a utility infielder when he rejoins Oakland. That means he likely won't have much value past AL-only leagues.
Mon, 06 May 2013 14:10:52 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) is feeling much better on his rehab assignment, and he'll play nine innings with Triple-A Sacramento Tuesday, May 7.
Fri, 03 May 2013 14:15:43 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) will play seven innings for Triple-A Sacramento Friday, May 3, but there is no timetable for him to rejoin the team.
Fantasy Tip: It will probably be a few weeks before the A's will consider calling up Nakajima. The team wants him to gain some confidence and also get some repetitions at second base to make him more valuable. There is a chance that he could eventually take hold of the second base job, but chances are better that he becomes more of a utility infielder at the big league level.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:16:05 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) went 1-for-3 in five innings at extended spring training Monday, April 29, and he will play six innings Wednesday, May 1, and could head out on a rehab assignment after that.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:44:49 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) ran the bases in extended spring training Monday, April 22, and he's close to playing in extended spring games.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:00:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) is not 100 percent healthy but will report to extended spring training Monday, April 22.
Fantasy Tip: Nakajima isn't close to returning to the big leagues, especially with the way Jed Lowrie has played to start the year. If you're desperate in AL-only leagues, go ahead, but he'll likely be taking up a roster spot for a while.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:53:45 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) will not begin his minor-league rehab assignment until at least the next homestand for the team.
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:40:52 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) is not yet ready to begin a rehab assignment. He has to prove that he can run at full speed wearing spikes before he will be allowed to play in games.