Oakland A's New Shortstop Plans Early Start

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Oakland A's New Shortstop Plans Early Start
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Everyone knows the A's signed Hiroyuki Nakajima to be their starting shortstop and to be a productive part of their lineup. But when you listen to manager Bob Melvin talk, it's clear that Nakajima's baseball skills were only part of the attraction. Melvin, appearing at the A's annual FanFest Sunday, put the arrival of the smiling, spikey-haired Nakajima in broader perspective.

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