The Oakland Athletics have avoided arbitration with outfielder Seth Brown according to a report by Marc Delucchi. Brown gets a one-year deal worth $2.6 million which is slightly more than the $2.4 million that he was projected for by MLB Trade Rumors.
Per source, the A's have avoided arbitration with Seth Brown on a one-year, $2.6 million contract.— Marc Delucchi (@maddelucchi) January 11, 2024
Brown is in his first year of arbitration eligibility and is under team control through 2026. He slugged 25 homers in 2022, but got off to a slow start in 2023, but did finish on a better note. He appeared in 112 games and hit .222/.286/.405 with 14 home runs and a 92 wRC+. Brown figures to be in the picture again in the corner outfield for the A’s, but could be a trade candidate if they look to clear the way for some of their younger prospects.
The A’s have one other player eligible for arbitration in right-handed starter Paul Blackburn.