|Feb. 11 4:20 PM PT5:20 PM MT6:20 PM CT7:20 PM ET19:20 ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST7:50 PM VEN4:20 UAE (+1)6:20 PM CT-Clippard and the Oakland Athletics avoided salary arbitration when they agreed to an $8.3 million, one-year contract. Clippard was 7-4 with a 2.18 ERA in 75 relief appearances last year for Washington, which traded him to Oakland on Jan. 14 for infielder Yunel Escobar.
Analysis: A right-hander who turns 30 on Saturday, Clippard had asked $8.85 million and had been offered $7,775,000 when the sides exchanged proposed arbitration salaries last month. He made $5,875,000 last season. He was Oakland's last player in arbitration.