Athletics agree with Josh Reddick, Fernando Rodriguez on deals

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right fielder Josh Reddick has reached agreement on a $6.575 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid salary arbitration.

Oakland also settled with right-hander Fernando Rodriguez on a $1.05 million, one-year deal Friday. He asked for $1.05 million and paperwork necessitated the club offer the same salary.

Reddick batted .272 with 20 homers -- his second-highest total in seven major league seasons -- and 77 RBIs in 149 games last season for the A's. An AL Gold Glover in right field in 2012, Reddick was limited to 114 and 109 games in the 2013 and '14 seasons before bouncing back healthy last year. He dealt with a nagging right knee injury in '14.

Rodriguez went 4-2 with a 3.84 ERA in 56 appearances and 58 2/3 innings with Oakland in 2015.