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By Matthew Terelle, Athletics Correspondent, Mon, Jan 12th 7:28pm EST

Brett Lawrie expects that playing his home games on a natural grass surface instead of the turf in Toronto will allow him to stay healthy this year. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Lawrie has always had a lot of potential, but has also struggled to stay on the field. Here's hoping he can avoid injuries and put together a productive season. He has some big shoes to fill as All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson was part of the five player deal that brought Lawrie to Oakland.