The Oakland Athletics made a handful of moves on Monday that gives a solid idea as to what the 2012 team is shaping up to look like.
According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland has signed first baseman Daric Barton, utility player Adam Rosales and catcher Landon Powell to one-year contracts. Barton has been with A's since his MLB debut in 2007 and is a career .252 hitter. Rosales came to Oakland in 2010 and has put up a .237/.290/.361 line over two seasons with the club. Powell has been with the Athletics since his MLB debut in 2009 and famously caught Dallas Braden's perfect game in 2010.
On the arbitration front, Shea also reports that all six of Oakland's arbitration-eligible players have been tendered contracts. These players are All-Star pitcher Gio Gonzalez, starters Dallas Braden and Brandon McCarthy, relievers Joey Devine and Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney.
The bulk of Oakland's pitching staff now appears to be set for next season, although the trade talks surrounding Gonzalez are beginning to heat up.
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