Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the Oakland A’s have signed first baseman Daric Barton to a one-year, non-guranteed deal worth $1.1 million.
That, of course, would be contingent on him making the roster in spring training, and that would be tough considering that Brandon Moss and Chris Carter are the A’s first basemen of the future.
Barton, who was once a highly-touted prospect, has had a miserable past two season with the A’s. Last season, he hit .204 with one home run in 46 games.
His best big league season came in 2010, when he hit .273 with ten home runs and led the American League with 110 walks.
Miller Claimed by Yankees
The A’s announced that RHP Jim Miller was claimed by the Yankees on waivers today. Miller was 2-1 with a 2.59 ERA for the A’s last season, and was designated for assignment earlier this week.