Posted January 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
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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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