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Spring Training Game Thread: A's vs. Royals

A's fans are excited to see Scott Kazmir's second start of Spring today as the A's take on the Royals at 1:05PM.

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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.

Here are your lineups: