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Oakland A's Evan Scribner, Sam Fuld, and Eric Sogard survive non-tender day

The Athletics reached one-year settlements with five players today, four of whom were eligible for arbitration, and tendered contracts to all others except for Ike Davis.

Evan Scribner was tendered a contract at today's non-tender deadline.
Evan Scribner was tendered a contract at today's non-tender deadline.
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The Oakland Athletics have reached one-year arbitration settlements with Marc Rzepczynski, Eric Sogard, and Sam Fuldthe club announced Wednesday evening ahead of the 9 PM Pacific Time deadline to tender contracts to players under club control.

The club tendered contracts to arbitration-eligible players Brett LawrieYonder AlonsoJosh ReddickDanny Valencia,Jarrod ParkerFernando Rodriguez, and Evan Scribner, the club also announced in a press release. They also came to terms with pre-arbitration outfielder Andrew Lambo.

Ike Davis was the only player non-tendered from the 40-man roster today, and Felix Doubront reached a $2 million settlement of his arbitration case earlier as well, with $500,000 guaranteed.

What's clear is that the A's are going to be making more moves, and Sam Fuld at a discount from the $2.3 million he was predicted to earn at arbitration has some minimal trade value. Eric Sogard can be optioned to Triple-A if the A's hold onto both Brett Lawrie and Danny Valencia or make other infield prospect promotions this season. Evan Scribner gets another chance, but ultimately paying him 45 days salary if he doesn't make the cut out of spring training isn't a huge impact on salary.

Oakland A's 25-man and contracted players payroll projection
Position Players Pitchers
Player 2016 (Swartz est.) Type Player 2016 (Swartz est.) Type
Coco Crisp $11,000,000 Contract Rich Hill $6,000,000 Contract
Billy Butler $10,000,000 Contract Marc Rzepczynski $2,950,000 Arb. Settlement
Jed Lowrie $7,500,000 Contract Felix Doubront $2,000,000 Arb. Settlement
Josh Reddick $7,000,000 Arb. Tender Sean Doolittle $1,580,000 Contract
Brett Lawrie $3,900,000 Arb. Tender Fernando Rodriguez $1,300,000 Arb. Tender
Danny Valencia $3,400,000 Arb. Tender Jarrod Parker $850,000 Arb. Tender
Yonder Alonso $2,500,000 Arb. Tender Evan Scribner $700,000 Arb. Tender
Sam Fuld $1,925,000 Arb. Settlement Liam Hendriks $507,500 Minimum
Eric Sogard $1,500,000 Arb. Settlement Sean Nolin $507,500 Minimum
Stephen Vogt $507,500 Minimum Sonny Gray $507,500 Minimum
Billy Burns $507,500 Minimum Jesse Hahn $507,500 Minimum
Mark Canha $507,500 Minimum Chris Bassitt $507,500 Minimum
Marcus Semien $507,500 Minimum
Josh Phegley $507,500 Minimum
Other expenses
September callups (15) $                                        1,200,000
GRAND TOTAL $                                     68,857,500

Payroll is still under $70 million with the Winter Meetings coming up next week. If Doubront is ultimately cut, subtract another million from the total, two million minus his guaranteed half-million and his replacement's (say, Kendall Graveman) league minimum half-million.

What's most interesting is how the A's deal with their roster crunch as they make more acquisitions. They have 39 players on their 40-man roster after releasing Ike Davis today. Arnold Leon comes to mind as the next choice to waive off the roster if a spot is needed, as he's out of options. There will be some difficult choices to make beyond him, however.