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Astros get to work on catching depth, add backup Dustin Garneau

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HOUSTON — Catcher Dustin Garneau agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros, with whom he figures to compete for a backup role.

Robinson Chirinos and Martín Maldonado became free agents from the American League champions, so the addition of Garneau likely will not be the final catching move. Garneau, 32, hit .244 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in 35 games this year for the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics, who claimed him off waivers on Aug. 3.

Garneau is a .207 hitter in parts of five seasons at the major league level. He has eight home runs and 38 RBIs in his career.

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A’s reach deal with reliever Jake Diekman

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Left-handed reliever Jake Diekman and the Oakland Athletics are in agreement on a two-year deal with a club option.

A source familiar with the deal told ESPN’s Jeff Passan that the contract is for $7.5 million.

The move comes a day after the A’s decided not to tender a contract to another member of the team’s bullpen, reliever Blake Treinen, making him a free agent. Treinen, a right-hander, posted a 0.78 ERA and saved 38 games as the A’s closer in 2018 but his ERA rose to 4.91 in 2019 as he lost his closer’s job to Liam Hendriks.

Diekman, 32, was acquired by the A’s in a trade with the Kansas City Royals in July. He became a free agent after the season.

After joining Oakland, he went 1-1 with a 4.43 ERA in 28 appearances. The eight-year veteran has a 3.90 ERA in his career in 441 appearances for five major league teams.

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A’s reach deal with reliever Jake Diekman

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Left-handed reliever Jake Diekman and the Oakland Athletics are in agreement on a two-year, $7.5 million deal with a club option, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

The move comes a day after the A’s decided not to tender a contract to another member of the team’s bullpen, reliever Blake Treinen, making him a free agent. Treinen, a right-hander, posted a 0.78 ERA and saved 38 games as the A’s closer in 2018 but his ERA rose to 4.91 in 2019 as he lost his closer’s job to Liam Hendriks.

Diekman, 32, was acquired by the A’s in a trade with the Kansas City Royals in July. He became a free-agent after the season.

After joining Oakland, he went 1-1 with a 4.43 ERA in 28 appearances. The eight-year veteran has a 3.90 ERA in his career in 441 appearances for five major league teams.

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San Francisco Giants let Kevin Pillar enter free agency, retain Alex Dickerson

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SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants allowed Kevin Pillar to become a free agent by failing to offer the outfielder a 2020 contract on Monday, though they agreed to deals with outfielder Alex Dickerson, left-hander Wandy Peralta and second baseman Donovan Solano.

Acquired from Toronto on April 2, Pillar hit .264 for San Francisco with 21 homers and 87 RBI. He made $5.8 million and likely would have received a salary of around $10 million had the Giants offered a contract, which would have made him eligible for arbitration.

San Francisco also declined to offer contracts to left-hander Tyler Anderson, right-hander Rico Garcia and outfielder Joey Rickard and

Dickerson, who agreed to a $925,000, one-year contract, played 68 games for the Giants and San Diego Padres last season, batting a career-best .276 having played parts of three major league seasons.

The Giants acquired Dickerson from their division rival last June. He made 33 starts in the outfield for San Francisco, 32 in left.

Solano ($1,375,000) appeared in 81 games for the Giants and batted .330 with four home runs, 13 doubles and 23 RBI in 215 at-bats. Peralta ($805,000) went 1-1 with a 5.67 ERA over 47 outings between the Reds and Giants. He didn’t have a decision in eight appearances and 5 2/3 innings for San Francisco after being claimed off waivers in September.

No Giants remain eligible for arbitration.

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