The A’s agreed to one-year contracts Friday with five players eligible for salary arbitration -- right fielder Josh Reddick, third baseman Brett Lawrie, reliever Ryan Cook and outfielders Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry.
Reddick will get a salary of $4.1 million, according to a CBSSports.com report. The figures for the other four weren’t immediately available.
Oakland has four unsigned arbitration-eligible players remaining -- relievers Fernando Abad and Tyler Clippard, starter Jarrod Parker and infielder Eric Sogard.
Friday is the deadline for teams to agree to terms with arb-eligible players before the two sides exchange proposed salary figures. After doing so, the player and team can continue negotiating on an agreement before a potential arbitration hearing sometime in February. The A’s have long had success avoiding those hearings, where an independent panel hears arguments from both the team and the player’s side and then awards the player one salary or the other.
In other A’s news, infielder Andy Parrino cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville. He’ll be a non-roster invitee to spring training.