The Oakland Athletics announced on Thursday that slugger Khris Davis has signed a two-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2021 season. The A’s did not disclose financial terms, but sources confirm that the deal is for $33.5 million.
Davis, 31, is batting .260 with a major-league-leading 10 home runs this season, and has 20 RBIs. Davis led the majors with 48 home runs last season. Since joining Oakland before the 2016 season, Davis hit 143 homers — the most in the majors over that span. His three seasons with at least 40 home runs are tied with Mark McGwire and Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx for the most in A’s history.
Billy Beane, the A’s executive vice president of baseball operations, said in a statement: “Khris is a special talent who has made a tremendous impact both on and off the field during his time here. He’s become one of the most beloved players to have worn an A’s uniform, and his commitment to Oakland has never wavered. He made it clear from the beginning that he wants to play, and win, right here. We’re thrilled Khris will continue to be an A.”
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