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Date: Team: Pos:

Athletics signed C Luke Carlin to a minor league contract.

Carlin, 34, spent all of last season at Triple-A with the Indians, batting only .217/.330/.370 with five homers. He's a catch-and-throw guy who will give the A's some depth behind the plate.
Jan 30 - 9:41 AM

According to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, Joe Blanton will hold an open workout and throw a bullpen session for teams on February 4.

Blanton left the Athletics' Triple-A team after two outings last season, which led to reports about retirement, but he has been on a normal throwing program this winter and hopes to resume his playing career. The 34-year-old will almost certainly have to settle for a minor league deal. He had a 6.04 ERA over 20 starts and eight relief appearances with the Angels during his last stint in the majors in 2013.
Jan 28 - 11:20 AM

Athletics and LHP Fernando Abad avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.0875 million contract.

It's a nice raise for the 29-year-old hurler who will more than double his salary from a season ago. He's coming off a fantastic 2014 campaign where he compiled a 1.57 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 51/15 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings.
Jan 23 - 9:20 PM

The Athletics announced Friday that Sean Doolittle is dealing with a slight tear in his rotator cuff, as well as inflammation and irritation in his throwing shoulder.

The hard-throwing southpaw had a PRP injection in an attempt to alleviate the issue and at the moment isn't expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. The recently acquired Tyler Clippard is likely to begin the season as the A's closer and has tremendous appeal for those speculating on saves in early fantasy drafts.
Jan 23 - 7:43 PM

Athletics and INF Eric Sogard avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.075 million contract.

It's a bit under the midpoint of figures exchanged last week. Sogard is a career .235/.296/.317 hitter but has a solid glove and should break camp as a backup infielder.
Jan 23 - 4:37 PM

Jarrod Parker requested $1.7 million and was offered $850,000 from the Athletics when arbitration figures were exchanged.

MLBTradeRumors.com projects Parker to earn $900,000 which is very close to the figure that the A's are offering. He missed the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to return until midway through the 2015 campaign.
Jan 17 - 12:47 AM

Tyler Clippard requested $8.85 million and was offered $7.775 million from the Athletics when arbitration figures were exchanged.

Clippard, who was acquired from the Nationals on Wednesday, was projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $9.3 million in the arbitration process. He has established himself as one of the most dominant setup men in the league and could push Sean Doolittle for the closer's role in Oakland.
Jan 16 - 11:08 PM

Fernando Abad requested $1.225 million and was offered $850,000 from the Athletics when arbitration figures were exchanged.

The 29-year-old southpaw did a terrific job out of the A's bullpen in 2014, compiling a 1.57 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 51/15 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 inning. MLBTradeRumors.com projects Abad to earn $900,000, which is very close to the A's offer and would still represent a nice upgrade over his $525,900 from a season ago.
Jan 16 - 10:30 PM

Eric Sogard requested $1.425 million and was offered $900,000 from the Athletics when arbitration figures were exchanged.

The 28-year-old is arbitration-eligible for the first time and stands to earn a nice raise over the $510,000 that he took home in 2014. He's expected to reprise his role as a utility infielder for the A's in 2015.
Jan 16 - 10:27 PM

Athletics sent INF Andy Parrino outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Parrino was designated for assignment last week, but he's cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He'll serve as infield depth.
Jan 16 - 2:59 PM

Athletics and OF Sam Fuld avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year $1.75 million contract.

The deal also includes incentives. Fuld batted .239/.321/.342 with 21 steals for the A's and Twins last season and could see a good amount of playing time in left field in 2015.
Jan 16 - 2:48 PM

Athletics and 3B Brett Lawrie avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.925 million contract.

Lawrie arrived in Oakland via trade from the Blue Jays in November after batting .247/.301/.421 with 12 long balls and 38 RBI in just 70 games in 2014. He remains an injury risk but holds plenty of upside at the hot corner.
Jan 16 - 2:46 PM

Athletics and RHP Ryan Cook avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.

The deal also includes incentives that can push the deal up higher. Cook held a 3.42 ERA over 54 appearances last season while striking out a batter per frame. He'll help set up again in 2015.
Jan 16 - 2:45 PM

Athletics and OF Josh Reddick avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.1 million contract.

Reddick, who was arbitration-eligible for a second time this offseason, batted .264/.316/.446 overall last season but did finish strong. He'll hit in the middle of the Athletics' order in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:31 PM

Athletics and OF Craig Gentry avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.6 million contract.

Gentry was arbitration-eligible for the second time. The speedy outfielder was limited to just 94 games last season due to injury but still managed to steal 20 bases. He could see a good amount of playing time in left field in 2015.
Jan 15 - 10:06 PM


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