Rockford native and Boylan graduate Jake Smolinski has agreed to a new one-year contract with the Oakland A’s.
By reaching an agreement for 2018 the two sides avoided going to salary arbitration. This is the first year that the 28 year old Smolinski was eligible for arbitration.
Smolinski has been with the A’s since the 2015 season as a part-time outfielder. Last season he was limited to 16 games after having shoulder surgery in March. He batted .259 with one extra base hit.
He will be one of many outfielders on the A’s battling for playing time next season.