A's non-tender Davis; avoid arb with 5 players
Seven others tendered contracts but yet to finalize terms
OAKLAND -- The A's, having already welcomed a new first baseman in Yonder Alonso earlier in the day, officially non-tendered Ike Davis ahead of Wednesday's 9 p.m. PT deadline, making him a free agent.
The move, which was expected, was accompanied by news of the A's coming to terms with five of their arbitration-eligible players: newly acquired lefty Marc Rzepczynski, southpaw Felix Doubront, infielder Eric Sogard and outfielders Sam Fuld and Andrew Lambo.
The A's tendered contracts to each of their remaining seven arbitration-eligible players, though they've yet to agree to terms with Alonso, infielders Brett Lawrie and Danny Valencia, outfielder Josh Reddick and right-handers Jarrod Parker, Fernando Rodriguez and Evan Scribner.
In other news, outfielder Craig Gentry declined his assignment to Triple-A Nashville and elected to become a free agent, while lefty Daniel Coulombe cleared waivers and was outrighted to Nashville.
Davis' only season in Oakland proved mostly disappointing. He hit .229 and mustered only three home runs and 20 RBIs in 74 games while enduring two DL stints, the last stemming from an injury that resulted in season-ending hip surgery.