The Oakland A's announced that they had avoided arbitration with first baseman Yonder Alonso on Wednesday. The deal was first reported by San Francisco Chronicle beat reporter Susan Slusser and is worth $2.65 million for the 2016 season.
The A's acquired Alonso from the San Diego Padres on December 2nd in exchange for Drew Pomeranz, Jose Torres and a player to be named later (Rule 5 pick Jabari Blash). The deal also sent reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the A's. Alonso is expected to be the A's starting first baseman in 2016. The Miami alum hit .282 in 103 games for San Diego last season. He had two stints on the disabled list, once for a shoulder injury and once for a back injury.
The A's have three players still eligible for arbitration: Josh Reddick, Danny Valencia and Fernando Rodriguez.