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Athletics Nation Sep 12, 2014

Game #147: Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners

The A's offense tries to beat a good left-handed pitcher tonight before taking on Felix tomorrow in search of a season-saving series win. What could possibly go wrong? After a sleepless night last night and a long day at work today, I came home and got the mail. Either it's a sign of better things to come, or a cruel joke: I don't...even. So there's a game tonight. Against a left-handed pitcher. The A's do so well against those! All of the usual suspects are hanging about the lineup, except Nick Punto. Nick Punto. Difference maker? Let's find out. I mean, we have two weeks left. We've...

Closer Sean Doolittle off DL; Nick Punto in lineup

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Safeco Field As expected, Sean Doolittle came off the DL today just in time for the big series here in Seattle. “For the last week, I haven’t felt hurt at all,” said Doolittle, who had an intercostal strain. “It was weird. I felt OK, and I was around the team, but I couldn’t help. This time of year, you want to help the team win.” Manager Bob Melvin said that with Doolittle back, when the phone rings in the bullpen now, everyone knows the role they’re in and who’s getting up when. Order restored. Nick Punto is in the lineup against...
Athletics Nation Sep 12, 2014

Daily Link Dump 9/12/14

Links before three games in Seattle. Mike Trout has shown some reason for concern. What is there to watch for when your team is terrible? Trout has been hit by three pitches in two days. How important are second-half slumps? The RockHounds will host Tulsa in the third game of their best-of-five series. On this day a year ago, the A's beat the Twins with ease. Tonight's starting lineup includes Nick Punto making his return!
San Jose Mercury News Sep 9, 2014

A's activate Nick Punto from disabled list

Punto's hamstring not 100 percent, but Oakland A's can use him to pinch hit

Nick Punto off DL, but Alberto Callaspo at 2B for A’s

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at U.S. Cellular Field Nick Punto (hamstring) came off the DL today, but he’s not really 100 percent, according to manager Bob Melvin. Melvin was out of infielders in extra innings last night, rosters have expanded – so why not activate Punto? He’s probably not going to do any pinch running with a hamstring that isn’t totally healed, but he could play in the field if needed. Here’s another reason he isn’t in the lineup tonight: Punto is 4 for 26 against White Sox starter John Danks, while Alberto Callaspo is 5 for 9 with a walk against...
Athletics Nation Sep 9, 2014

Athletics injury update Sep. 9: Nick Punto activated; updates on Sean Doolittle, John Jaso, Stephen Vogt

The Athletics activated infielder Nick Punto from the 15-day disabled list. Punto had been out since straining his right hamstring on August 2. Punto is not in tonight's starting lineup against Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks, with Alberto Callaspo starting instead. This is speculation, but he might not be in the starting lineup because (a) he is not at 100% and (b) there was no easy opportunity to insert him into rehabilitation games. Punto is statistically the best middle infield bat against left-handed pitching on the A's roster: Middle Infielders vs. LHP, 2014...
Sacramento Bee Sep 9, 2014

A's activate Punto from DL

The Oakland Athletics reinstated infielder Nick Punto from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.
Rotoworld Sep 9, 2014

A's activate Nick Punto from disabled list - Nick Punto (2B) Oakland Athletics

Athletics activated INF Nick Punto from the 15-day disabled list.
KFFL Sep 9, 2014

Athletics | Nick Punto activated

Oakland Athletics 2B Nick Punto (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Sept. ...
KFFL Sep 8, 2014

Athletics | Nick Punto close to returning

Oakland Athletics 2B Nick Punto (hamstring) is "very close" to returning, and he will push ...
KFFL Sep 7, 2014

Athletics | Nick Punto not 100 percent

Oakland Athletics 2B Nick Punto (hamstring) is still not running at 100 percent at this ...
Oakland Tribune Sep 6, 2014

Injured A's Doollittle, Jaso and Punto close to returning

Oakland A's hoping to get back closer Sean Doolittle and reserves John Jaso and Nick Punto during next week's road trip to Chicago, Seattle
KFFL Sep 6, 2014

Athletics | Nick Punto working out Saturday

Oakland Athletics 2B Nick Punto (hamstring) is expected to test out his hamstring on the ...
KFFL Sep 5, 2014

Athletics | Nick Punto running

Oakland Athletics 2B Nick Punto (hamstring) was scheduled to run Friday, Sept. 5, to test ...
KFFL Sep 3, 2014

Athletics | Nick Punto receives injection

Oakland Athletics 2B Nick Punto (hamstring) received a cortisone injection in his hamstring Tuesday, Sept. ...

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