Type B free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre could be a relatively cheap free agent to plug in at the hot corner for the Oakland AÆs for the next few seasons. His power and walk numbers declined steeply in 2009, but his defense remains impressive. The AÆs have often injured Eric Chavez topping their depth chart at third. Oakland wonÆt count on Chavez to return to full-time playable health as heÆs totaled just 121 games played over the last three years. To preserve Chavez from further injury, the Athletics could play him a lot at DH in addition to some corner infield. The AÆs also have newly acquired Jake Fox, who saw the majority of his playing time at third base and left field in his first season in the Big Leagues. In 2009, the 27-year-old got 241 plate appearances and showed nice ...
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