Report: Athletics close to signing Santiago Casilla to a two-year deal
Update (7:54 PM EST): MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports that the two-year deal is for $11 million with another $3 million available in performance bonuses.
Robert Murray of FanRag Sports is reporting that the Athletics are close to completing a two-year contract with free agent reliever Santiago Casilla.
Casilla, 36, was originally signed by the A’s as an amateur free agent in 2000 and stayed with the club through 2009. He spent the last seven seasons with the Giants. 2016 was arguably his toughest season as a Giant, finishing with a 3.57 ERA, 31 saves, and a 65/19 K/BB ratio.
The Athletics have lots of ninth-inning options as Casilla joins a cast that includes Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson, and John Axford.