SUNDAY: The A's reached an agreement with Ellis, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. He'll make about $5MM in '09, $6MM in '10, and has a $6MM club option for '11. There's also about $2MM in possible incentives. Olney believes the deal could be worth $18MM with all incentives reached. Slusser has quotes from the happy second baseman in this morning's article.
SATURDAY: According to ESPN's Buster Olney:
Heard this: The Oakland Athletics are moving closer to signing second baseman Mark Ellis -- who would be eligible for free agency after the World Series -- to a multiyear deal.
Ellis, 31, hit .233/.321/.373 in 507 plate appearances. He was stellar again defensively, making 26 more plays than the average second baseman. He missed time for a sore hamstring and a torn labrum in his shoulder (which eventually required surgery last month). Ellis would've been an intriguing alternative to Orlando Hudson, but it looks like he won't reach the open market.
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference A's Re-Sign Mark Ellis: