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Fuld reaches Minor League deal with Athletics

Outfielder has played for Cubs and Rays in six Major League seasons

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OAKLAND -- The A's on Tuesday agreed to terms with outfielder Sam Fuld on a Minor League deal that includes a Spring Training invite.

According to FOX Sports, which first reported the deal, Fuld will earn $800,000 if he's on the Major League roster and up to an additional $100,000 in incentives based on games played.

In addition, he has a pair of opt-out dates in late March or June 1, if he has not been added to the active roster.

Fuld has played in parts of six seasons in the Majors and spent the last three with the Rays as a reserve outfielder, batting .230/.301/.326 with five home runs and 49 RBIs in 268 games in that span. He played in 119 games in 2013, struggling to the tune of a .199 average in 200 trips to the plate before he was non-tendered.

However, the 32-year-old is regarded as an excellent defender and can play all three outfield positions.

He joins Billy Burns as one of two outfielders listed on Oakland's non-roster invitee list to Spring Training, providing the club additional depth for a Major League outfield that boasts Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick and Craig Gentry.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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