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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2009, file photo, San Diego Padres' Kevin Kouzmanoff poses in his uniform. A person familiar with the deal says the Padres have agreed to trade third baseman Kouzmanoff and a minor leaguer to the Oakland Athletics for outfielders Scott Hairston and Aaron Cunningham. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel,file)

The Oakland A's avoided arbitration with new third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and outfielder Rajai Davis, agreeing on one-year contracts with both on Tuesday.

The A's have one arbitration eligible player remaining on the roster: right-handed pitcher Michael Wuertz.

Davis reportedly will get a $1.35 million deal, according to SI.com. Davis began the 2009 season as the A's fourth outfielder but played himself into a starting role in center field and ended up hitting .305 in 125 games. He started 86 of the A's final 114 games beginning June 1 and hit .324 over that span, which was the fourth best mark in the American League.

Davis also stole a career high 41 bases to become the first Athletic to steal 40 bases since Rickey Henderson had 66 in 1998.

Kouzmanoff was acquired from San Diego Saturday after batting .255 with 18 home runs and a career high 88 RBI in 141 games with the Padres in 2009. He also committed just three errors to set a National League record for fielding percentage by a third baseman with a mark of .990. Kouzmanoff matched his career high with 31 doubles and has hit at least 18 home runs in each of his last three seasons.



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