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Athletics, Josh Reddick avoid arbitration

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Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Athletics avoided arbitration with right fielder Josh Reddick, settling for $4.1 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, just prior to exchanging salary demands today. Reddick earns a $1.4 million, or 52% raise over his 2014 salary of $2,700,000. Reddick had four years, 50 days service time and this was his second arbitration year. In 2014, Reddick was the last player to reach an agreement to settle with the Athletics.

Reddick also receives a standard incentives package:

Reddick's salary is $400,000 above the estimate predicted by both myself and Matt Swartz. I compared Reddick favorably with Jason Heyward's second arbitration year, where he dealt with injury but also had an excellent defensive campaign:

Reddick's 3.5 bWAR over 109 games [in 2014] compares rather neatly with Jason Heyward, doesn't it? And the old school peripherals that an arbitration panel will look at are similar. Both are past Gold Glove winners, both dealt with injuries in the year entering arbitration and previous injuries.

Players that have not yet reached agreements to avoid arbitration were due to exchange salary figures with their clubs at 10 am Pacific Time Friday. The A's have seven remaining arbitration cases to settle:

2015 Oakland Athletics arbitration ($Millions)
Player
Swartz
model
My
estimate
Club Player Midpoint Actual
2014
salary
Service
Time
Tyler Clippard $9.300 $9.300* $5.875 5.148^
Ike Davis $4.400 $4.400* XXX XXX XXX $3.800 $3.500 4.155^
Josh Reddick $3.700 $3.700 XXX XXX XXX $4.100 $2.700 4.050
Jesse Chavez $2.500 $2.400 XXX XXX XXX $2.150 $0.775 4.108
Brett Lawrie $1.800 $1.800* $0.516 3.055
Sam Fuld $1.600 $1.500 $0.800 4.140
Craig Gentry $1.500 $1.800 XXX XXX XXX $1.600 $1.145 4.084
Ryan Cook $1.300 $1.300 $0.505 3.036
Eric Sogard $1.000 $1.500 $0.510 3.064
Fernando Abad $0.900 $1.400 $0.526 3.073
Jarrod Parker $0.900 $1.500 $0.500 3.000
Fernando Rodriguez $0.900 $0.700 XXX XXX XXX $0.635 $0.600 3.053^
Total Estimate $29.800 $31.300
Total incl. actual $29.085 $30.585 $12.285 $17.952
Remaining Arb $16.800 $18.300
*I adopted Swartz's estimate ^Player was a Super-2 player "XXX" Settled prior to exchanging salary demands