Manager Bob Melvin Expects Easier Adjustment for Hiroyuki Nakajima

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Manager Bob Melvin Expects Easier Adjustment for Hiroyuki Nakajima
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A's manager Bob Melvin believes new shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima will have a somewhat easier path to big league success than outfielder Yoenis Cespedes did last year. Like Cespedes last season, Nakajima will be jumping into a new world once the A's convene spring training workouts in Phoenix on Feb. 12. But because Nakajima signed with the A's in December, the Japanese import should have plenty of time to prepare for his first big-league season.

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