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A's sign MVP finalist Marcus Semien, six others to avoid arbitration

A's sign MVP finalist Marcus Semien, six others to avoid arbitration

After entering the winter with seven arbitration-eligible players, the A’s have reached agreements with all parties, including AL MVP finalist Marcus Semien, the team announced Friday.

Semien will get $13 million in a one-year deal, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand first reported. The shortstop earned $5.9 million in 2019 and is set to enter free agency after the 2020 season.

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The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser first reported the figures for the other six players.

The others coming to agreements include All-Star closer Liam Hendriks ($5.3 million), outfielder Mark Canha ($4.8 million), lefty pitcher Sean Manaea ($3.75 million), outfielder Robbie Grossman ($3.725 million), pitcher Chris Bassitt ($2.25 million), and outfielder Chad Pinder ($2.025 million).

Oakland will be back on the field soon, as pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to spring training in Mesa on Feb. 12.

A's vs. Angels lineups: Frankie Montas makes first start since suspension

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A's vs. Angels lineups: Frankie Montas makes first start since suspension

Frankie Montas returns from his 80-game PED suspension Wednesday night, as the A's take on the Angels in a critical game in Anaheim.

Montas, 26, was having a career-year before his suspension, going 9-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 15 starts. The right-hander has been throwing simulated games every five days at the A's training complex in Arizona, throwing upwards of 100 pitches, but he hasn't pitched in a real game since June 20.

In order to make room for Montas on the 40-man roster, Oakland designated catcher Beau Taylor for assignment.

Left-hander Andrew Heaney will get the start for the Angels. The 28-year-old is 4-6 with a 5.10 ERA in 17 outings this season. In four September starts, Heaney is just 1-3 with a 9.31 ERA.

A's designated hitter Khris Davis is out with the stomach flu after launching his 23rd home run of the season in Tuesday's series opener. Jurickson Profar will serve as the DH and bat seventh in the order.

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Ramón Laureano moves up to the second spot in the lineup and will handle right field, while Mark Canha starts in center and Chad Pinder in left.

Here are the full lineups for the A's-Angels game, which will be broadcast on NBC Sports California and the MyTeams app. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. PT, with first pitch at 7:07.

Oakland A's (94-63)
SS Marcus Semien
RF Ramón Laureano
3B Matt Chapman
1B Matt Olson
CF Mark Canha
LF Chad Pinder
DH Jurickson Profar
2B Sheldon Neuse
C Josh Phegley

RHP Frankie Montas (9-2, 2.70 ERA)

Los Angeles Angels (71-86)
2B David Fletcher
CF Brian Goodwin
DH Albert Pujols
RF Kole Calhoun
SS Andrelton Simmons
1B Jared Walsh
LF Taylor Ward
3B Kaleb Cowart
C Anthony Bemboom

LHP Andrew Heaney (4-6, 5.10 ERA)

A's vs. Angels lineups: Chad Pinder, Sheldon Neuse start against lefty

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A's vs. Angels lineups: Chad Pinder, Sheldon Neuse start against lefty

The A's begin their final six-game road trip of the season Tuesday night in Anaheim as they take on the Los Angeles Angels. Oakland leads the AL wild-card race by 1 1/2 games over the Tampa Bay Rays and two games over the Cleveland Indians.

The A's will load up their lineup with right-handed hitters as they face Angels left-hander Dillon Peters. First baseman Matt Olson is the only lefty in Oakland's order, batting third. Chad Pinder will start in left field and hit seventh, while Sheldon Neuse will handle second base and bat ninth.

Peters will be making his 11th start of the season and his 16th appearance overall. The 27-year-old is 3-3 with a 4.81 ERA and 1.51 WHIP. This will be his first time facing Oakland.

The A's will counter with right-hander Homer Bailey. The 33-year-old is 13-8 with a 4.55 ERA in 30 starts between Oakland and Kansas City this season. Since joining the A's, Bailey is 6-2 with a 4.21 ERA in 12 starts. He has faced the Angels twice in his career, going 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA.

Here are the full lineups for the A's-Angels game, which will be broadcast on NBC Sports California and the MyTeams app. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. PT, with first pitch at 7:07.

Oakland A's (94-62)
SS Marcus Semien
3B Matt Chapman
1B Matt Olson
CF Mark Canha
RF Ramón Laureano
DH Khris Davis
LF Chad Pinder
C Sean Murphy
2B Sheldon Neuse

RHP Homer Bailey (13-8, 4.55 ERA)

Los Angeles Angels (70-86)
SS David Fletcher
CF Brian Goodwin
DH Albert Pujols
RF Kole Calhoun
C Kevan Smith
1B Jared Walsh
LF Taylor Ward
3B Matt Thaiss
2B Kaleb Cowart

LHP Dillon Peters (3-3, 4.81 ERA)