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The Oakland Athletics have agreed to one-year contracts with right-handers Brandon McCarthy and Joey Devine, avoiding arbitration.
They were the final two arbitration-eligible players on Oakland's roster.
McCarthy became a reliable starter after earning the fifth spot in the rotation. He went 9-9 with a 3.32 ERA in 25 starts. He posted career highs in wins, starts, complete games (five), innings pitched (170 2-3) and strikeouts (123). His 123 strikeouts to 25 walks set an A's record for strikeout-to-walk ratio at 4.92.
Devine returned after missing the 2009 and `10 seasons recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery. Called up from Triple-A Sacramento on May 20, he went 1-1 with a 3.52 ERA in 26 relief appearances before going back to the minors.
Oakland announced the deals on Tuesday.
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The Oakland Athletics found the last piece to their outfield puzzle when they acquired Seth Smith from the Colorado Rockies for Josh Outman and Guillermo Moscoso. The deal wraps up a whirlwind couple of weeks where the Athletics brought back Coco Crisp and replaced both Josh Willingham and David Dejesus. However, the cost this time may have been a little too much for...
The Oakland Athletics have grabbed outfielder Seth Smith from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for two pitchers.
The Rockies received right-hander Guillermo Moscoso and lefty Josh Outman in the deal.
Smith had agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Rockies to avoid arbitration on Monday.
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The Oakland Athletics continued to demolish their pitching staff by trading starting pitchers Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman to the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Seth Smith. Smith gives Oakland a solid outfielder and a legitimate cleanup hitter for a team lacking in offense. Smith has hit .296 in his career at Coors Field and batted .257 on the road so expect his average to...
The Athletics agreed to terms on one-year contracts with right-handers Brandon McCarthy and Joey Devine on Tuesday, and with that they settled with all their arbitration-eligible players before sides were even scheduled to exchange figures.
The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with pitchers Brandon McCarthy and Joey Devine on one-year contracts for the 2012 season.
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The Colorado Rockies have acquired right-handed pitcher Guillermo Moscoso and left-handed pitcher Josh Outman from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for outfielder Seth Smith, according to a Tweet by the Colorado Rockies.
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