MLB Rumors: Mike Fiers, A's Agree Two-year Contract Worth $14-15M

The A's biggest need this offseason is starting pitchers, and they appear close to adding one.

It's a familiar face.

Mike Fiers, who finished the 2018 season with the A's, has agreed to a two-year deal worth between $14 million and $15 million, FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported Saturday.

Acquired from the Tigers in the midseason trade, Fiers became a reliable member of the A's rotation. In nine starts and one relief appearance, the 33-year-old posted a 3.74 ERA and struck out 52 batters in 53 innings.

Fiers was arbitration-eligible following the season, but the A's non-tendered him, making him a free agent. He made $6 million in 2018, so his new deal with the A's will give him a slight raise.

The A's major league rotational depth is non-existent, so bringing back Fiers is a big step for a team that was an AL wild card team in 2018 and has playoff aspirations in 2019.

The reported deal with Fiers continues a busy couple of days for the A's. On Friday, the team announced a two-year deal with veteran reliever Joakim Soria and pulled off a three-team trade with the Rangers and Rays that netted them Jurickson Profar as their everyday second baseman.

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