As has been rumored for a while now, the A’s signed southpaw reliever Alan Embree. According to RotoWorld, he received a two-year deal with a club option for ’09. Embree will be 37 in January; he’s been around.
Embree has good command; he was one of the few free agent relievers with a K/BB ratio over 3. He also had a fine year in terms of ERA and WHIP.
RotoWorld mentions that the signing likely indicates Joe Kennedy will move to the rotation. Kennedy will be 28 next season. The southpaw last had success starting in 2004 with the Rockies, when he posted a 3.66 ERA in 27 starts.