The Oakland A's agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Ryan Cook, infielder Brett Lawrie and outfielders Sam Fuld, Craig Gentry and Josh Reddick on one-year contracts for the 2015 season, the club announced today. In addition, infielder Andy Parrino cleared waivers, was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville, and will be a non-roster invitee with the A's this spring.
Cook appeared in 54 games with the A's in 2014, despite two stints on the disabled list, and was 1-3 with a save and a 3.42 ERA. He allowed a .184 opponents batting average, including .138 against right-handed hitters.
Lawrie was acquired from Toronto Nov. 28 after hitting .247 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in 70 games with the Blue Jays. The home runs were a career high but the batting average was a career low.
Fuld combined to hit .239 with four home runs, 36 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 113 games with the A's and Minnesota. He began the season with Oakland, was claimed off waivers by the Twins in April and returned to the A's at the trading deadline.
Genrty hit .254 with no home runs, 12 RBI and 20 stolen bases in his first season with the A's. He led the club in stolen bases despite missing 32 games over two stints on the disabled list and the final 2½ weeks of the season following a concussion.
Reddick batted .264 with 12 home runs and 54 RBI in 109 games in a season shortened due to two stints on the disabled list. He hit .214 with four home runs and 22 RBI in 50 games before his first stint on the DL, .308 with eight home runs and 32 RBI in 59 games after that.
Parrino was designated for assignment last Saturday following the Ben Zobrist trade. He batted .152 with a home run and three RBI in 21 games over three stints with Oakland in 2014. He also combined for a .274 batting average with seven home runs and 57 RBI in 103 games with Triple-A Round Rock and Triple-A Sacramento
The A's have four remaining players eligible for arbitration including Fernando Abad, Tyler Clippard, Jarrod Parker and Eric Sogard.