A’s avoid arbitration with Ike Davis for $3.8 million
From Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish comes word that the Athletics have avoided arbitration with first baseman Ike Davis by agreeing to a one-year, $3.8 million contract for the 2015 season.
Davis was designated for assignment by the Pirates on November 20 and then picked up by the A’s a few days later in exchange for international slot money.
The 27-year-old batted just .233/.344/.378 with 11 home runs in 143 games this past season between the Mets and Bucs, but he has good career numbers against right-handed pitching and Oakland is among the best at taking advantage of platoon splits.
The A’s also avoided arbitration on Tuesday evening with reliever Fernando Rodriguez for $635,000, according to MLB Trade Rumors’ Tim Dierkes. They non-tendered Andrew Brown and Kyle Blanks.