Oakland 2B Ellis agrees to re-sign with multiyear contract

Updated: October 19, 2008, 1:02 PM ET
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Oakland Athletics second baseman Mark Ellis is close to a deal that will keep him with the team for at least the next two seasons.

Ellis will receive a two-year deal that will guarantee him between $10 million to $11 million, with incentives and an option for 2011 that could bring the total value of the deal to something close to $18 million, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

"I'm very excited," Ellis said by phone from his Arizona home Saturday, according to the San ...

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