The Oakland Athletics viewed Marcus Semien as a shortstop when they acquired him last December, but that may not be the plan moving forward.
Semien's 34 errors lead all Major League defenders and have tied the Oakland record for most errors by a player in one season, regardless of position. He has improved as the season as progressed. Just six of his errors have come post-All-Star break.
Despite the progress, Billy Beane isn't ready to commit to Semien as the team's shortstop next season.
"Right now, we're committed to (Semien) for this year, and like I said, we like his progress and hopefully he continues it," Beane said. "The game is a game of competition. I don't see any immediate competition right now, but at some point, that will arrive on the scene.
"The thing with Marcus is he's got the ability to play any position. He can play second, third, short, the outfield. He's always got that in his back pocket. We do have some guys coming, but they're not nearly ready."