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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Sam Fuld agrees to deal with A's

By Jerry Crasnick

The Oakland Athletics have reached an agreement with outfielder Sam Fuld on a minor league contract, a baseball source told

Assistant general manager David Forst confirmed the deal Tuesday.

The deal, which includes an invite to major league spring camp, will pay Fuld an $800,000 base salary if he makes Oakland's roster and includes $100,000 in incentives for games played, a baseball source told

Fuld can opt out of the contract if he's not with the major league club in late March or on June 1.

Fuld, 32, is a .234 hitter in parts of six seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays. Known primarily for his defense, Fuld became a free agent when the Rays non-tendered him in December.

Fuld will go to camp and try to win a bench job with an Oakland outfield contingent that includes Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Reddick, Coco Crisp, Craig Gentry and Brandon Moss.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.