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The Oakland A’s confirmed Thursday that they have signed designated hitter Khris Davis to a contract extension. Here’s what we know based on reporting from reporting from the Chronicle’s Susan Slusser.
- The deal is worth $16.75 million annually over two seasons.
- The deal runs through 2021, providing a raise from the one year, $16.5 million he earns for this season.
- Davis said during talks he “never hid the fact” that he wanted to stay in Oakland because the fans and teammates make him feel like family.
- Billy Beane described Davis as, “one of the most beloved players to have worn an A’s uniform.” in a statement about the deal.
- General Manager David Forst and Manager Bob Melvin are expected to Join Davis for a press conference Friday celebrating the deal.
The A’s also announced that – to honor the deal – they will be offering 2-for-1 tickets to fans wanting to attend their home games against the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend. Get more information on that deal and the contract from The Chronicle.
This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/athletics/article/Oakland-A-s-lock-in-Kris-Davis-till-2021-13778782.php.