Athletics agree to $5.25M, 2-year deal with Wuertz

Updated: January 29, 2010, 7:12 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Michael Wuertz has agreed to a $5.25 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics that avoided salary arbitration.

Wuertz was the last of the three Oakland players who filed for arbitration to settle. The contract includes a club option for 2012.

He was one of the top setup men in the league in his first season in Oakland last year, going 6-1 with four saves and a 2.63 ERA in a team-leading 74 appearances. He led AL relievers with 102 strikeouts ...

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