A's offer arbitration to Tejada and Foulke
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The A's are unable to offer Tejada a long-term contract that he wants. At 27-year-old, Tejada wants the stability of an extended deal, something the
Foulke has been courted by a few teams, including the Boston
Rincon, a lefthander, went 8-4 with a 3.25 ERA in 64 games last season.
offering arbitration to
Guillen and Sparks, the A's cannot negotiate or re-sign them until May 1 and will not receive compensation if they sign with another team. Guillen hit .265 in 45 games since being acquired by Oakland from Cincinnati in the middle of last season. Sparks, who started this past season in Detroit, logged a 5.71 ERA in nine appearances for the A's.