The Oakland Athletics experienced a troubling incident at Spring Training camp today, as third baseman Scott Sizemore suffered a left knee injury during the first hour of the team's full squad workout. He was practicing fielding drills and planted his foot while fielding, resulting in an "audible pop" from his knee.
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, who first broke the news on Saturday via her Twitter feed, offered some more information later in the day on her A's blog. At last report, Sizemore was still waiting to get an MRI and more specific news or updates about his injury will not be available until Sunday at the earliest.
Slusser did get some comments from backup third baseman Josh Donaldson, who was expected to be fighting with several others, including Sizemore, for playing time this season.
Donaldson, who played third during winter ball, reiterated today what he'd told me earlier in camp: He is here to win a job by any means necessary. He can catch, play third, outfield, first base, and he said today he played second twice at Triple-A Sacramento last year and nearly played shortstop once.
"I believe in my ability to play third and contribute at the major-league level, prove myself to Bob (Melvin) and Billy (Beane) and those guys," Donaldson said. "I'm hungry to win a job. I'm here to win a job."
It is clear that Donaldson wants to play. Hopefully his playing time will not come due to a significant injury to Sizemore.
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