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Athletics and Craig Gentry reach arbitration settlement

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Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Athletics reached an arbitration settlement with Craig Gentry for $1.6 million, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, representing a $455,000 or 40% raise over his 2014 salary of $1,145,000. Gentry had four years, 84 days service time and this was his second trip through arbitration.

Gentry had limited playing time in center field for the Athletics appearing in just 94 games and batting .254/.319/.289 in 258 plate appearances. Gentry made three trips to the disabled list: first with a lower back strain, then with a broken finger sustained on a bunt attempt, and finally a season-ending concussion.

Gentry's salary was $100,000 above Matt Swartz's estimate of $1,500,000, and $200,000 below my estimate of $1,800,000. There are standard incentives in the deal:

The A's have eight remaining arbitration cases to settle:

2015 Oakland Athletics arbitration
Player Swartz model My estimate Actual 2014 salary Service Time Arb Year
Tyler Clippard $9,300,000 $9,300,000* $5,875,000 5.148 4th^
Ike Davis $4,400,000 $4,400,000* $3,800,000 $3,800,000 4.155 3rd^
Josh Reddick $3,700,000 $3,700,000 $2,700,000 4.050 2nd
Jesse Chavez $2,500,000 $2,400,000 $2,150,000 $775,000 4.108 2nd
Brett Lawrie $1,800,000 $1,800,000* $516,000 3.055 1st
Sam Fuld $1,600,000 $1,500,000 $800,000 4.140 2nd
Craig Gentry $1,500,000 $1,800,000 $1,600,000 $1,145,000 4.084 2nd
Ryan Cook $1,300,000 $1,300,000 $505,000 3.036 1st
Eric Sogard $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $510,000 3.064 1st
Fernando Abad $900,000 $1,400,000 $525,900 3.073 1st
Jarrod Parker $900,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 3.000 1st
Fernando Rodriguez $900,000 $700,000 $635,000 $600,000 3.053 2nd^
Total Estimate $29,800,000 $31,300,000
Total incl. actual $28,685,000 $30,185,000 $8,185,000 $18,251,900
Remaining Arb $20,500,000 $22,000,000
*I adopted Swartz's estimate ^Player was a Super-2 player