3:02 AM EDT, Wed July 30, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle

Bob Melvin on trade deadline and A’s second-base situation: ‘I don’t necessarily think we have to do something there’

Not surprisingly, Bob Melvin backed his collection of guys at second base, a troubled spot for the A’s as the trade deadline approaches. Melvin noted Eric Sogard has picked it up (4-for-11, two walks, four runs in his last three games) and is fine with his threesome of second basemen, including Alberto Callsapo, who could come off the DL on Sunday, and Nick Punto. “Sogard’s swinging the bat a little better here recently,” Melvin said. “We’ve seen when he plays well, he can really contribute (including) defensively and on the bases. When he gets hot, he usually runs a nice little...

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