Catcher Chris Herrmann agrees to 1-year, $1 million deal with A's

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

LAS VEGAS -- The Oakland Athletics and catcher Chris Herrmann have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract.

General manager David Forst had put getting a catcher among his top to-do items, and the A's found one Tuesday at the winter meetings.

The 31-year-old Herrmann played 36 games for Seattle last season, batting .237 with two homers and seven RBIs. He had a $1.3 million salary.

Houston claimed him off waivers from the Mariners last month, then failed to offer a 2019 contract and allowed him to become a free agent.

A lefty hitter, he can make an additional $100,000 in performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 200, 250, 300 and 350 plate appearances.

Oakland's main catcher last season, Jonathan Lucroy, is a free agent. The team re-signed Josh Phegley earlier this offseason.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.