12/03/10 6:26 PM EST
A's, Sweeney agree to one-year contract
By Evan Drellich / MLB.com
Sweeney led Oakland with a .294 batting average this past season before he went on the disabled list with right patella tendinitis after the All-Star break. He underwent season-ending surgery on July 30, finishing with one home run and 36 RBIs in 82 games.
Sweeney, if healthy, is expected to garner a starting corner outfield role next season, with new acquisition David DeJesus patrolling the opposite corner spot and Coco Crisp in center field.
Six A's players remain arbitration-eligible: pitchers Dallas Braden, Craig Breslow, Joey Devine and Brad Ziegler, outfielder Conor Jackson and third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff.