Aug 15, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Sam Fuld (5) slides safely back into first base during the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics Add OF Sam Fuld On Minor-League Deal


The Oakland Athletics added another player to their list of spring training invitees on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with veteran outfielder Sam Fuld on a minor-league deal.

According to MLB.com, Fuld will make $800,000 if he’s on the big-league roster with the ability to gain another $100,000 in incentives.

He can opt out of the deal in late March or on June 1 if he’s not been added to the active roster.

Fuld, 32, has spent the last three seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays and hit .199/.270/.267 in 119 games and 200 plate appearances last season, scoring 25 runs with three triples, two homers, 17 RBI and 28 strikeouts while stealing eight bases in 10 attempts.

He was primarily used as a defensive replacement in the outfield. He entered games as a replacement in left field 38 times last season, as well as serving as a sub in right field 17 times and center field in nine games.

For his career, he is a .234/.314/.330 hitter in 366 games and 808 plate appearances, with six home runs, 28 doubles and 11 triples. He was originally a 10th-round pick by the Chicago Cubs out of Stanford in 2004 and made his major league debut with the Cubs in September 2007. He went to the Rays in the January 2011 trade that sent Matt Garza from Tampa Bay to Chicago.

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