Embree inks two-year deal to join A's
Left-handed reliever posted a 3.27 ERA for the Padres in 2006
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Athletics reached agreement on Wednesday afternoon on a two-year contract with free-agent left-handed Alan Embree.
Putting Embree in the bullpen could open the door for left-hander Joe Kennedy to move into Barry Zito's spot in the rotation. Zito is a free agent.Embree, 36, has pitched for eight organizations during his 13-year career, and this past season was one of his best. He had a 4-3 record and 3.27 ERA in 73 relief appearances for the San Diego Padres.
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