Athletics agree to deals with Reddick, Lawrie

Oakland, CA ( – The Oakland Athletics have agreed to one-
year contracts with five arbitration-eligible players, including outfielder
Josh Reddick and third baseman Brett Lawrie.

Others agreeing to deals were pitcher Ryan Cook and outfielders Craig Gentry
and Sam Fuld.

Reddick appeared in just 109 games last season because of injuries and slugged
12 homers while driving in 54 runs and batting .264.

Lawrie joined the Athletics in a November trade from Toronto. He hit .247 with
12 homers and 38 RBI in 70 games for the Blue Jays.

Cook was 1-3 with a 3.42 ERA and one save in 54 games last season, while
Gentry hit .254 and led the Athletics with 20 stolen bases despite two stints
on the disabled list. Fuld split time last season with Oakland and Minnesota,
batting .239 in 113 games.