By Joe Stiglich
Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 at 4:59 pm in Uncategorized.
Got it from a reliable source that Cust’s one-year deal is for $2.8 million, a VERY nice bump from $410,000 last year. He led the A’s last season with 33 homers, 77 RBI, 77 runs, .476 slugging percentage and 229 total bases. Yes, he set an American League record with 197 strikeouts and hit just .231. But the A’s obviously think a lot of his bat, and that’s why he’s likely to see substantial time in right field when Jason Giambi is at DH.