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A's re-sign right-hander Saarloos

Updated: January 19, 2007, 9:36 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kirk Saarloos and the Oakland Athletics agreed Friday to a one-year contract guaranteeing the right-hander $1.2 million and avoided arbitration.

Saarloos went 7-7 with a 4.75 ERA in 16 starts and 19 relief appearances last season. The club's No. 5 starter in 2005, he could rejoin the rotation this season under new manager Bob Geren.

In addition to his salary, he could earn a $50,000 bonus for appearing in 50 games. He also could make $300,000 based on starts: $100,000 ...

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