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A's sign Daric Barton to 1-year deal

Updated: December 20, 2013, 4:38 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics have signed first baseman Daric Barton to a one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration with their longest-tenured player.

After playing in 159 games for the A's in 2010, Barton hasn't been in more than 67 in a season since. He batted .269 with three home runs and 16 RBIs in 37 games this year, while spending most of the season with Triple-A Sacramento. He hit .297 with seven homers and 69 RBIs in 110 games at Triple-A.

Also Friday, the ...

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