Pinder and Kemp strike yearlong, multi-million dollar deals with Oakland A’s – CBS San Francisco
OAKLAND (AP) – Utility Chad Pinder has reached a deal on a one-year contract of $ 2,725,000 and infielder Tony Kemp is awarded a one-year contract of $ 2.25 million as the two players have avoided salary arbitration with the Oakland Athletics, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said Monday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity as the contracts had not been announced.
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Pinder, 29, hit .243 with six homers and 27 RBIs in 75 games in the final season of the As, running out of time earlier in the year with a sprained left knee. He won $ 2,275,000 in 2021. He played in right field, left field, shortstop, second base, third and was designated hitter.
Kemp, 30, hit .279 with eight homers, 16 doubles, three triples and 37 RBIs in 89 of his 131 games at second base.
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The A’s are still without a manager after Bob Melvin left last month to guide the San Diego Padres.
Oakland missed the playoffs after three straight years in the playoffs. The As won the AL West in the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season, then finished this year 86-76 and nine games behind division champion Houston Astros.
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