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A's agree to terms with five arbitration eligible players

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea, infielders Jurickson Profar and Marcus Semien and outfielders Mark Canha and Khris Davis on one-year contracts for the 2019 season, avoiding arbitration.

Canha started games at five different positions for the A's last year and batted .249 with a career-high 17 home runs and 52 RBI in 122 games. He also had career bests in on-base percentage (.328), slugging percentage (.449), OPS (.778) and walks (34). The 29-year-old right-handed hitter belted 13 of his 17 home runs against left-handed pitchers and tied for second in the American League in home runs against lefties.

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea, infielders Jurickson Profar and Marcus Semien and outfielders Mark Canha and Khris Davis on one-year contracts for the 2019 season, avoiding arbitration.

Canha started games at five different positions for the A's last year and batted .249 with a career-high 17 home runs and 52 RBI in 122 games. He also had career bests in on-base percentage (.328), slugging percentage (.449), OPS (.778) and walks (34). The 29-year-old right-handed hitter belted 13 of his 17 home runs against left-handed pitchers and tied for second in the American League in home runs against lefties.

Davis hit a Major League leading and career-high 48 home runs and ranked second with a career-high 123 RBI last year. It was his third straight season with 40 home runs and 100 RBI, making him the 22nd player in ML history with at least three straight seasons of 40 home runs and 100 RBI. The 31-year-old right-handed hitter leads the majors with 133 home runs over the last three years and is second with 335 RBI.

Manaea was 12-9 with a 3.59 ERA and .232 opponents batting average in 27 starts last year before going on the disabled list Aug. 26 with a shoulder injury. He underwent surgery Sept. 19 and missed the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old left-hander authored the seventh no-hitter in Oakland history and 12th in Athletics history on April 21 against Boston.

Profar was acquired from Texas Dec. 21 in a three-team seven-player trade. He had career highs in nearly every offensive category with the Rangers last year, batting .254 with 20 home runs and 77 RBI in 146 games. The 25-year-old switch-hitter added 35 doubles and 10 stolen bases and was one of just five American League players with at least 35 doubles, 20 home runs, 75 RBI and 10 stolen bases.

Semien batted .255 with 15 home runs and 70 RBI in 159 games with Oakland in 2018. He had career highs in at bats (632), runs (89), hits (161), doubles (35), walks (61) and stolen bases (14). The 28-year-old right-handed hitter is one of nine Major Leaguers with at least 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases in each of the last four seasons.

The A's have one remaining player on their roster eligible for arbitration: Blake Treinen.

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