OAKLAND, Calif.: Right-hander Burch Smith agreed to a $705,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics a day earlier than Wednesday’s deadline for groups to supply offers to unsigned gamers on their rosters.
Smith went 2-Zero with a 2.25 ERA and a save in six outings spanning 12 innings for Oakland however was misplaced for the season in mid-August due to a strained forearm on his pitching aspect. The A’s missed his presence within the bullpen as they received the AL West and the wild-card spherical towards the Chicago White Sox earlier than shedding to the rival Astros within the AL Division Series.
Also Tuesday, catcher Francisco Pea acquired a minor league contract. He would earn $600,000 whereas within the majors if added to the 40-man roster.
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