Athletics, Khris Davis avoid arbitration

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Athletics and OF/DH Khris Davis have avoided arbitration, agreeing on a $10.5 million salary for the 2018 season. Davis was eligible for arbitration for the second of three years.

Davis, 30, set career-highs in home runs (43) and RBI (110) while batting .247/.336/.528 in 652 plate appearances last season. He figures to be the Athletics’ full-time DH in 2018. The A’s may attempt to move him by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline as well.

The Athletics’ other pending arbitration cases include Marcus Semien, Kendall Graveman, Chris Hatcher, Liam Hendriks, Blake Treinen, and Josh Phegley.