Right-handed Pitcher Marco Estrada, A's Agree to One-year Contract

The A's have plenty of relief pitchers, but not many starters on their current roster.

But they took a big step to change that on Friday by agreeing to terms with right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada on a one-year deal.

The team announced the agreement but did not disclose terms.

Yahoo's Jeff Passan reports that the deal is worth $4 million.

The 35-year-old spent the last four seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays. In 28 starts for the Jays last season, Estrada posted a 5.64 ERA with 103 strikeouts in 143.2 innings.

Estrada joins an extremely thin A's rotation. Veteran Mike Fiers is the only sure-thing locked into a rotation spot. Andrew Triggs, Paul Blackburn, Frankie Montas, Chris Bassitt and Daniel Mengden will all be competing for a rotation spot.

The A's are hoping injured ace Sean Manaea can return at some point during the 2019 season as well.

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