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Oakland A's Spring Position Battles: 2B/SS

How will Lowrie fit in the puzzle?

The Oakland A's didn't receive much offensive production from their middle infield in 2012, although late-season changes brought new life to the A's infield up-the-middle. The A's have brought in three new middle infielders this off-season and will have plenty of competition for playing time. We take a look at the battle up-the-middle inside...

A Look Back At 2012 At the start of the 2012 season, the A's were hopeful that second baseman Jemile Weeks would be the catalyst for their line-up. Weeks had a strong rookie season in 2011, posting a .303/.340/.421 line in 97 games. He was expected to be at the top of the A's line-up and some considered Weeks to be the A's best player heading into the season. Cliff Pennington struggled to hit...

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