Athletics agree to Tony Kemp, Paul Blackburn, Ramon Laureano contract terms

A’s prevent arbitration with Kemp, Blackburn, Laureano initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The Athletics are completing their lineup as spring training nears, symbolizing that the 2023 MLB season is best around the corner.

The A’s reached 1 year agreement arrangements with right-hander Paul Blackburn, utilityman Tony Kemp and outfielder Ramón Laureano on Friday, preventing arbitration.

Blackburn finished up his 6th season with the A’s in 2022, when he went 7-6 with a 4.28 age in 21 starts.

While the group didn’t reveal wage figures for all 3 gamers, MLB.com’s Martin Gallegos mentioned a source in reporting that Blackburn will make $1.9 million next season.

Kemp struck .235 with a .641 OPS in 147 video games last season, however his bat came alive in the 2nd half. The 31-year-old hit .278 with 13 doubles, 2 triples, 5 crowning achievement and 32 RBI in 62 video games after the All-Star break.

The utilityman likewise will get a pay bump from $2.25 million, which he made last season, to $3.725 million, per Gallegos.

Laureano may hope 2023 will be much better than 2022. The outfielder struck a career-low .211 with 13 crowning achievement and 34 RBI in 94 video games last season. The 28-year-old likewise missed out on time on the field due to being on the hurt list and the suspended list.

Despite his difficult 2022, Laureano likewise will get a pay boost. He’ll make $3.550 million after making $2.45 million last season, per Gallegos.

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In addition to signing all 3 gamers to 1 year offers, the A’s likewise revealed Friday the arrival of Japanese right-hander Shintaro Fujinami, who signed a one-year agreement.

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