OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's today announced that they have agreed to terms with outfielder Milton Bradley and right-handed pitcher Kiko Calero on one-year contracts for the 2006 season.
Bradley was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers with infielder Antonio Perez in exchange for Andre Ethier on December 13, 2005. He batted .290 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI in 75 games with the Dodgers last year in a season interrupted by injuries twice. The 27-year old Bradley has a .269 career batting average with 54 home runs and 233 RBI in 534 games in the Majors.
Calero made 58 relief appearances with the A's last year and was 4-1 with a save and a 3.23 ERA. He allowed a .216 opponents batting average and first batters faced hit .170 which ranked sixth lowest among American League relievers. The 31-year old Calero has a 2.97 ERA in 125 career appearances.
Bradley and Calero were among the five arbitration eligible players on the A's roster that had not signed for 2006. The remaining three are right-handed pitcher Juan Cruz, catcher Adam Melhuse and infielder Mark Ellis.