Sunday, March 17, 2013
A's infield situation still jumbled
By Christina Kahrl
I wrote a short bit about how the Oakland Athletics are that rare team that still has pretty major decisions to make this spring, about who's going to start in their infield and why. You can find this column over in ESPN's Spring Training blog, where I'll be checking in from Phoenix every day on different teams and their outlook as we approach Opening Day.
No sooner had my story gone up than today's A's-Cubs game finished up. Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago has a rapid reaction up already on the Cubs' side of things -- Scott Baker did not do well in his debut, Brent Lillibridge homered to help his bid to be the last man on the bench -- but from the A's perspective, the infield plot thickened just that wee bit more after Eric Sogard had another good game at the plate in his start at second base, while utility infielder Adam Rosales ripped a pair of home runs. Curiouser and curiouser, but you can bet Jemile Weeks and Scott Sizemore are starting to hear footsteps with just two weeks left until Opening Day.
Christina Kahrl covers baseball for ESPN.com. You can follow her on Twitter.