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Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman makes a throwing error on San Diego Padres' Manny Machado's ground ball during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Reliable third baseman Matt Chapman earns big raise from A's

Jan. 16, 2021 12:50 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Slick-fielding third baseman Matt Chapman reached agreement Friday on a guaranteed $6.49 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid arbitration, and the club also secured deals with its five other arbitration-eligible players. Chapman earned a hefty raise after...

FILE - Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks reacts after striking out Houston Astros' Josh Reddick during the eighth inning of Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, in this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, file photo. The Chicago White Sox have finalized a $54 million, three-year deal with Oakland Athletics closer Liam Hendriks, another big move as they set their sights on a championship run. The deal was announced Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

White Sox finalize deal with Athletics closer Hendriks

Jan. 15, 2021 6:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Liam Hendriks saw the talent the Chicago White Sox had and knew he wanted to join the team. The move became official on Friday. Chicago finalized a $54 million, three-year deal with the former Oakland Athletics' closer, another big move as the White Sox set their sights on a championship...

Athletics acquire reliever Turley from Pirates for $60,000

Jan. 14, 2021 3:56 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander Nik Turley was traded to the Athletics on Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates for $60,000, giving Oakland a reliable reliever for late in games after losing closer Liam Hendriks in free agency. Turley went 0-3 with a 4.98 ERA and one save over 25 relief outings —...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Oakland Athletics' Robbie Grossman waits on a pitch from the Texas Rangers during a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The Detroit Tigers have signed Grossman to a two-year, $10 million contract that includes performance bonuses. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Tigers sign Robbie Grossman to 2-year, $10 million contract

Jan. 5, 2021 10:56 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a $10 million, two-year contract, adding a switch-hitting veteran to a rebuilding team coming off consecutive last-place finishes. The deal includes salaries of $5 million annually plus performance bonuses. The 31-year-old Grossman...

FILE - In this July 28, 2020, file photo, Oakland Athletics pitcher Daniel Mengden works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game, in Oakland, Calif. The Kia Tigers in South Korea says it has signed right-hander pitcher Daniel Mengden from the U.S. Major Leagues to a $1 million contract. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Former A's pitcher Mengden signs with team in South Korea

Dec. 29, 2020 2:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Daniel Mengden is set to pitch in South Korea next season after agreeing to a $725,000, one-year contract with the Kia Tigers. The right-hander spent the past five seasons with the Oakland Athletics, going 17-20 with a 4.64 ERA in 48 starts and 12 relief appearances. He was 0-1...

Oakland A's end relationship Vermont Lake Monsters

Dec. 12, 2020 2:53 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont local baseball fans had some bad news this week. The Oakland Athletics have ended their 10-year relationship with the Burlington-based Vermont Lake Monsters, the Burlington Free Press reported. The short-season Class-A club is not one of the 120 teams Major League Baseball...

FILE - Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer throws in the third inning during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Cincinnati, in this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo. Bauer is a free agent. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

Bauer, LeMahieu, Springer top list of available free agents

Dec. 4, 2020 4:01 PM EST

The free agent market received a small boost this week, although it remains to be seen whether teams will be eager to take advantage. A record 59 players became free agents when their teams declined to offer them contracts by Wednesday night's tender deadline. That group included a few well-known names like Kyle...

Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson, right, is congratulated by Mark Canha after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Slugging first baseman Matt Olson receives $5M, 1-year deal

Dec. 2, 2020 11:54 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Slugging first baseman Matt Olson reached agreement Wednesday on a $5 million guaranteed contract for the 2021 season, avoiding salary arbitration. The deal includes award bonuses. Olson, 26, batted .195 with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs playing all 60 games for the AL West champion A's...

Oakland Athletics' Mike Minor pitches against the Seattle Mariners' during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Royals sign lefty starter Mike Minor to 2 year, $18M deal

Dec. 2, 2020 11:32 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Left-hander Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals have finalized an $18 million, two-year deal, reuniting the 32-year-old starter with the club that helped him revive his career. Kansas City announced the signing Monday, bringing in the 2019 All-Star to boost a rotation that leaned...

Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Pinder ($2,275,000), Smith ($705,000) reach deals with A's

Dec. 1, 2020 7:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Utilityman Chad Pinder reached a $2,275,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics a day before Wednesday's deadline for teams to offer deals to unsigned players on their rosters. In addition, right-hander Burch Smith agreed to a $705,000, one-year deal. Pinder returned from a...