Well, so much for Jack Cust making another unlikely comeback with the A’s. He signed a one-year deal with Seattle Wednesday, where they’re desperate for any kind of power surge. FoxSports reported the deal as being worth $2.5 million, which is slightly less than the $2.65 million Cust made in Oakland last year.
“I’m real excited,” Cust told MLB.com’s Greg Johns from his home in New Jersey. “Seattle is a team that showed some interest over the last couple years and is a place I’ve wanted to play. I love the city and everything about the Northwest. I’ve always been a big fan of the Mariners going back to the first [Ken Griffey Jr.] days, so I’m just excited to go up there and try to win some ballgames.”
Bottom line, the A’s will have a new DH this year, whoever it turns out to be.