With the A's shiny new toy, Addison Russell, sidelined with a hamstring injury, the shortstop position will be held today by Nick Punto. Russell, who was having a terrific Spring, will be out for at least a week with the injury, and the A's likely will not let him near the field until he is 100%. We will also get a chance to see more of Hiroyuki Nakajima in the coming week.
Today's contest will start Scott Kazmir for the A's; a player that I'm actually pretty familiar with, considering he was on several fantasy teams in my household for many years. It's still different when he's on your team; though, so it should be interesting watching him pitch.
LET'S GO OAK-LAND!