The acquisition of Nick Punto sparked a few rumors surrounding other members of the Oakland A’s infield. Add to it plenty of talk regarding the starting rotation, and it can be tricky determining which will come into fruition and which is just plain false.

Is Alberto Callaspo on his way out now with a crowded infield? Is Jed Lowrie the missing piece for the St. Louis Cardinals? Will the A’s sign a power bat? Or will they spend the money on a veteran starting pitcher?

There are five major rumors floating around the Web. Here’s a look into each of them with a final verdict of fact or fiction.

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