OAKLAND (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.
Giants trade right-hander Cody Hall to Diamondbacks: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have traded right-hander Cody Hall to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named or cash considerations.
The Giants had designated Hall for assignment last week when they signed outfielder Denard Span and ended up trading him to Arizona on Wednesday.
Hall spent most of last season at Triple-A in Sacramento, where he went 1-3 with a 3.46 ERA in 43 relief appearances. The 28-year-old Hall had a 6.48 ERA in seven games in the majors with the Giants.