The Oakland Athletics have reached an agreement with former Cubs outfielder Sam Fuld on a minor league contract with a spring training invite.
Fuld will receive an $800,000 base salary if he makes Oakland’s roster and also $100,000 in incentives for games played. As with most minor league contracts, Fuld can opt out if he is not with Oakland at the major league level in late March or on June 1.
Fuld, 32, has batted .234 over six seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays. Known primarily for his defense in Chicago, Fuld signed a deal with Tampa and became a free agent when the Rays non-tendered him in December.
Fuld joins a heavy outfielder corps with Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Reddick, Coco Crisp, Craig Gentry, and Brandon Moss. Cespedes, Reddick, and Crisp were Oakland’s starters in 2013.