A's agree to terms with three players, tender contracts to others


The Athletics made a few moves Tuesday, the club confirmed. 

Infielder Tony Kemp, outfielder Chad Pinder and relief pitcher Deolis Guerra agreed to terms with the A's on contracts for the 2022 MLB season, avoiding arbitration. 

In addition to those three moves, the A's announced that they have tendered contract to all remaining players on the 40-man roster. 

Pinder, the A's super utility man, started games at six different positions (RF, LF, SS, 2B, 3B, DH) during the 2021 season, and will provide the A's with a multi-faceted weapon off the bench. 

Kemp put together his most productive season in the majors, hitting .279/.382/.418 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs. He also had career highs in OPS (.800), slugging (.418), runs (54), hits (92), doubles (16), extra base hits (27) and sacrifice flies (5) and matched his best in hit by pitches (6).

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In 53 appearances this season, Guerra posted a 4-1 record with 4.11 ERA in 65 2/3 innings pitched while striking out 62 batters. He'll provide the A's bullpen with a serviceable right-handed arm. 

The A's remaining arbitration-eligible players -- with contract estimates from MLB Trade Rumors -- include:

1B Matt Olson ($12.0 million), LHP Sean Manaea ($10.2 million), 3B Matt Chapman ($9.5 million), RHP Chis Bassitt ($8.8 million), RHP Frankie Montas ($5.2 million), RHP Lou Trivino ($2.9 million) and OF Ramon Laureano ($2.8 million).