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Slugging first baseman Matt Olson receives $5M, 1-year deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Slugging first baseman Matt Olson reached agreement Wednesday on a $5 million guaranteed contract for the 2021 season, avoiding salary arbitration.

The deal includes award bonuses. Olson, 26, batted .195 with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs playing all 60 games for the AL West champion A's in 2020.

Olson was eligible for arbitration for the first time. He earned $223,519 in prorated pay last season from a $603,500 salary.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Canha.246
HR: M. Olson14
RBI: M. Olson42
SB: R. Grossman8
W: M. Fiers6
ERA: C. Bassitt2.29
Saves: L. Hendriks14
K: F. Montas60
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .225 (25)
Runs: 274 (17)
Hits: 430 (24)
Home Runs: 71 (18)
Stolen Bases: 26 (15)
OBP: .322 (15)
SLG: .396 (21)
Total Bases: 756 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.77 (5)
Runs Allowed: 232 (6)
Saves: 17 (6)
Strikeouts: 506 (21)
OpBA: .240 (14)
OBP: .302 (5)
SLG: .392 (10)
Run Support: 4.79 (15)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/2 M. Olson Signed ( 2021)(avoids arbitration)
12/1 T. Kemp Signed ( 2021)(avoids arbitration)
12/1 F. Peña Signed to a Minor League Contract
12/1 C. Pinder Signed ( 2021)(avoids arbitration)
12/1 B. Smith Signed ( 2021)(avoids arbitration)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/24 J. Wendelken Undisclosed injury (10-day IL)
9/14 S. Piscotty Sprained right knee (day-to-day)
9/13 C. Pinder Strained right hamstring (10-day IL)
9/9 M. Chapman Strained right hip - out for season (10-day IL)
9/2 D. Mengden COVID-19 injured list (positive test) (10-day IL)
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