19th June 14:43
Karros Signs With A's
Karros Set to Sign With Athletics
After toying with the idea of returning to the Dodgers, free-agent first
baseman Eric Karros has decided to sign a one-year deal with the Oakland
Athletics that will pay him at least $1 million and could include an option
Jeff Moorad, Karros' agent, said he had a "steady dialogue" with Dodger
General Manager Dan Evans and former chairman Bob Daly over the last two
months and had "conceptual discussions" with the team about a contract for
"But we all concluded [Friday] that Oakland was the most logical fit,"
Moorad said. "At this stage, he's on the verge of signing with the A's."
Karros, who was traded to the Chicago Cubs last winter after spending the
first 12 years (1991-2002) of his career with the Dodgers, will give the A's
a right-handed bat to share time with Erubiel Durazo and Scott Hatteberg,
left-handed hitters who play first base and designated hitter.
Karros hit .286 with 12 homers and 40 runs batted in for Chicago in 2003.
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