Oakland A's and 1B Yonder Alonso agree on $2.65 million deal
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) First baseman Yonder Alonso and the Oakland Athletics have agreed on a $2.65 million, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
Alonso was acquired in a trade with San Diego last month that also brought reliever Mark Rzepczynski to Oakland and sent pitcher Drew Pomeranz to the Padres.
In 2015, Alonso hit .282 with five home runs and 31 RBIs in 103 games while twice spending time on the disabled list because of a shoulder injury and strained lower back. His salary was $1.65 million.
Oakland has three players still eligible for arbitration: right fielder Josh Reddick, right-hander Fernando Rodriguez and third baseman Danny Valencia.
Players and teams are scheduled to exchange proposed salaries on Friday.