A's, Devine reach one-year deal

Updated: December 2, 2009, 6:58 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed reliever Joey Devine worth $557,500.

Devine was projected as the team's closer for 2009 but missed the entire season after undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery in April, performed by Dr. James Andrews.

Devine went 6-1 with a 0.59 ERA and one save for the A's in 2008. He struck out 49 with 15 walks in 45 2/3 innings.

He is the first of Oakland's six arbitration-eligible players to agree to terms for 2010. The other five players are right-handed pitchers Santiago Casilla and Michael Wuertz, and outfielders Jack Cust, Rajai Davis and Scott Hairston.


Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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