Adam Kennedy Hopes To Stay With A’s

Infielder Adam Kennedy would like to remain with the Athletics in 2010, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.  The interest is mutual; his agent has had "very positive" talks with the A's.

Kennedy, 34 in January, hit .289/.348/.410 in 586 plate appearances this year, playing second and third base.  According to UZR/150, Kennedy's defense this year did not approach the performance from his heyday.  The Cardinals released Kennedy in February, eating most of the $4MM owed to him.  The Rays signed him to a minor league deal and traded him to Oakland for a player to be named later in May.  The Rays later received Joe Dillon in that deal; he was designated for assignment in August but remained in the organization.

Slusser adds a few notes on other A's free agents:

The A's have not been in contact with free-agent infielder Nomar Garciaparra or starter Brett Tomko, though they plan to check in with Tomko as he recovers from a nerve problem in his right arm.

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