Nov 13 11:22a
Punto agreed to a one-year contract with the A's on Wednesday.
The deal also includes a vesting option for the 2015 season. Punto, 36, struggles from the left side of the plate (.622 OPS in 2013), but he's better from the right side, can play all around the infield and is at worst a relatively cost-efficient depth option. It's hard to see him as the team's primary second baseman for 2014, but he could work himself into a platoon with a strong spring.