The Oakland Athletics avoided salary arbitration with slugger Khris Davis on Wednesday when the two sides agreed to a one-year, $10.5 million deal.
Davis made $5 million last season when he hit a career-high 43 homers, a total that ranked second in the American League. It was also his second straight 40-homer campaign.
Davis, 30, has smacked 85 homers over the past two seasons, second most in the majors behind Giancarlo Stanton (86).
Davis also drove in a career-high 110 runs last season while batting. 247.
Jimmie Foxx (1932-34 with the Philadelphia Athletics) is the only player in franchise history to hit 40 or more homers in three straight seasons.
Davis has hit 145 career homers in parts of five major league seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers (2013-15) and Athletics.
–Field Level Media