The A’s signed five arbitration-eligible players to one-year contracts Friday, with Khris Davis’ expected to be the richest, but they could be headed to a hearing with closer Blake Treinen.
The club announced deals with Davis, starter Sean Manaea, outfielder Mark Canha and infielders Jurickson Profar and Marcus Semien.
An industry source said Treinen is not expected to sign before Friday’s deadline for teams and players to submit salary proposals for potential arbitration hearings.
Treinen earned $2.15 million in a breakout 2018 season for the A’s. He became one of the majors’ most dominating closers, with a 0.78 ERA, a 0.83 WHIP and 38 saves for a team that won an American League wild-card playoff berth.
MLB Trade Rumors’ arbitration analysts, who are usually spot on, estimate Treinen would earn $5.8 million in arbitration for 2019.
The A’s did not announce the salaries for the players they signed, although The Athletic reported that Canha will earn $2.5 million.
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Davis, who made $10.5 million last year, was expected to get upward of $20 million after leading the majors with 48 home runs in 2018. This was Davis’ final year of arbitration eligibility. He will be a free agent after 2019, unless he and the A’s sign an extension beforehand.
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