A’s Avoid Arbitration With Gregerson, Lowrie

12:01pm: The A's have also avoided arbitration with shortstop/second baseman Jed Lowrie, tweets Sherman. Lowrie will earn a $5.25MM salary in 2014. Lowrie is a client of CAA's Brodie Van Wagenen.

Acquired from the Astros in exchange for Chris Carter, Max Stassi and Brad Peacock prior to the 2013 season, Lowrie is entering his second season with the A's. He's eligible for free agency following this year and had been projected to earn $4.8MM by Swartz.

11:52am: The A's have dodged arbitration with righty Luke Gregerson by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal worth $5.065MM, per the New York Post's Joel Sherman (on Twitter). Gregerson is a client of O'Connell Sports Management.

Gregerson was acquired from the Padres this offseason in a one-for-one swap for Seth Smith. One of the game's premier setup men, he's likely next in line behind Jim Johnson for saves in Oakland. The right-hander was projected to earn $4.9MM, according to MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz. Gregerson is eligible for free agency following the 2014 season.

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3 Comments on "A’s Avoid Arbitration With Gregerson, Lowrie"

Jason Champion
1 year 7 months ago

The time between the World Series and Spring Training seems endless. News of one year arbitration deals is all I wake-up for. Maybe it’s the summer-like weather here in Oakland. Real baseball can’t come soon enough.

1 year 7 months ago

Gregerson is awesome but that is absolutely FA market rate for a late inning reliever.

1 year 7 months ago

Nothing wrong with that, is there? They also paid market rate for Johnson. The key is that each is for one year and no long-term commitment. Brandon Moss got $4.1 million. You can’t have a team of AAAA players like Barton and expect to win division titles every year.