Clippard and Athletics agree at $8.3M and avoid arbitration

Feb 11, 2015 8:20 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Right-hander Tyler Clippard and the Oakland Athletics avoided salary arbitration when they agreed to an $8.3 million, one-year contract.

Clippard was 7-4 with a 2.18 ERA in 75 relief appearances last year for Washington, which traded him to Oakland on Jan. 14 for infielder Yunel Escobar.

A right-hander who turns 30 on Saturday, Clippard had asked $8.85 million and had been offered $7,775,000 when the sides exchanged proposed arbitration salaries last month. He made $5,875,000 last season.

He was Oakland's last player in arbitration.

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