The A's avoided an arbitration hearing with Tyler Clippard, coming to terms on a one-year contract with the reliever Wednesday.
The deal is worth $8.3 million, according to a CBSSports.com report, which is slightly below the midpoint of the $7.775 million the team offered and the $8.85 million Clippard asked for.
With that, all of the A's arbitration cases are completed. Oakland wound up going to an arbitration hearing with starter Jarrod Parker, winning that case, and team officials were preparing for a hearing with Clippard before striking an agreement.
Clippard, acquired in January from Washington for shortstop Yunel Escobar, is a strong candidate to handle closer duties until Sean Doolittle returns from a shoulder injury.