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Injury news upbeat for A’s in Anaheim opener

It’s mostly good news for the A’s on the injury front as they prepare to take on the Angels tonight in The Big A.

Josh Reddick’s injured right wrist is black and blue and swollen, but he says he’s been able to get range of motion back gradually in the last 48 hours.

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Game 2 wrapup: Hiro’s OK for now, Resop in awe of Felix, Young to get first start in outfield

In pre-game workouts, the A’s had two disabled infielders, Adam Rosales and Hiro Nakajima, working out with the team.

Rosales, who has a rib cage injury, isn’t likely to be back soon, but Melvin said that Nakajima was closer and could head out with the team when Oakland flies to Houston Thursday.

That would depend on how Nakajima, dealing with a left hamstring strain, did in workouts this week. And things seemed to go astray when Nakajima walked off the field after only about 10 minutes or so while the rest of his teammates were early into their workout.

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Sizemore, Rosales, Sogard battle for one roster spot, increasing likelihood of a deal being done

After the A’s dispatched the Dodgers 7-4 Sunday, the club sent down second baseman Jemile Weeks and outfielder Shane Peterson.

Those were tough cuts, with Peterson hitting .408 and Weeks hitting .370.

It’s not going to get any easier, but some of the players who will make the team aren’t going to have numbers anywhere close to the numbers of the players just sent down.

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Evidence shows Nakajima having trouble adjusting

One thing this spring has already proven is that it’s not going to be easy for Hiroyuki Nakajima.

He’s in his first year in the U.S. from Japan, and he just doesn’t look comfortable eiher at shortstop or at the plate. How soon he does will determine when, or even if, he claims the starting shortstop job for which the A’s signed him.

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Melvin has mid-March target date for A’s to settle on second base/shortstop combination

Shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima

PHOENIX – The A’s could be settled on a starting shortstop/second base combination by mid-March.

Manager Bob Melvin said Saturday that in an ideal world, the congestion up the middle would be cleared out with about two weeks left in the A’s spring training season.

That would give presumed shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima a fortnight in which to create a comfort zone with whichever of the five second base candidates wins the job.

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