A's agree to sign power-hitting Aguilar to one-year contract


The Athletics have added a powerful right-handed bat to their lineup.

Oakland announced Friday that it has agreed to terms with first baseman Jesús Aguilar on a one-year contract for the 2023 MLB season.

Robert Murray of FanSided first reported the deal Tuesday, citing sources. USA Today's Bob Nightengale also reported Tuesday that Aguilar will make $3 million with the A's.

The 32-year-old Aguilar has played for five teams across nine MLB seasons. In 759 career games, the first baseman owns a .773 OPS and 108 home runs.

Aguilar was named an All-Star in 2018 and mashed a career-high 35 home runs for the Milwaukee Brewers that season to pair with a career-best .890 OPS.

In 2022, Aguilar batted .235/.281/.379 with 16 home runs over 129 games for the Miami Marlins and Baltimore Orioles.

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Aguilar has spent most of his career at first base and designated hitter, although he has made 16 appearances at third base.

He will join an A's infield that features Tony Kemp at second base, Nick Allen at shortstop and Jace Peterson -- a former teammate in Milwaukee -- at third.

Seth Brown started the most games at first base for Oakland last season (84) but also played 77 games in the outfield. Brown clobbered a team-high 25 home runs for manager Mark Kotsay's lineup.

Position players are scheduled to report to A's spring training in Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 20.