Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms
with infielder Nick Punto on a one-year contract.
Financial details were not disclosed, but the deal includes a vesting option
Punto spent the 2013 campaign with the Los Angeles Dodgers and batted .255 in
116 games with a pair of homers and 21 runs batted in. The versatile veteran
made 33 starts at shortstop, 21 starts at second base and 17 at third base.
The 36-year-old journeyman has a career .248 batting average in 1,090 games
with Philadelphia (2001-03), Minnesota (2004-10), St. Louis (2011), Boston
(2012) and the Dodgers (2012-13). He was a member of the Cardinals' World
Series championship team in 2011.
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