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Piazza headed to Oakland, 1 yr/$8.5M

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports reports:

Exit Frank Thomas. Enter Mike Piazza.

The Oakland A's have agreed to a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the free agent, has learned.

Piazza's agent, Dan Lozano, did not comment.

Piazza, 38, will be the A's full-time designated hitter, replacing Thomas, who signed a two-year, $19.12 million free-agent contract with the Blue Jays earlier this off-season.

The A's had been one of the teams interested in Barry Bonds, but their greater need was for a right-handed hitter. They still figure to add one more bat, and are considering free agents Cliff Floyd and Jay Payton, among others.