According to ESPN's Peter Gammons, the A's and Mark Kotsay have agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract extension through 2008.
The agreement also eliminates Kotsay's ability to void his deal for 2006. Kotsay also gets a no-trade clause through the end of next year. This looks like a pretty good signing for Oakland, but if the A's are keeping Kotsay, we don't see what the point of acquiring Jay Payton would be. Jul. 9 - 2:19 pm et