Versatile right-hander Yusmeiro Petit agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, a deal that is pending a physical.
His agent, Rafael Godoy, confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on Thursday. Godoy said by phone he was working to schedule a physical with the A's for next week. The 33-year-old reliever is at home in Venezuela with plans to travel to Argentina this weekend.
"It's a long trip for the physical with the A's, but it's worth it," Godoy said.
Petit would earn $3.5 million next year and $5.5 million in 2019, and the contract includes a $5.5 million club option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout.