Amundson exercises option, will remain a Warrior

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Amundson exercises option, will remain a Warrior

June 30, 2011WARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEO

Matt Steinmetz
CSNBayArea.com

Lou Amundson has informed the Warriors that he will exercise his player option for the 2011-12 season -- and return to the team. Amundson signed a two-year, 4.6 million contract last summer, with the second year being worth 2.4 million.The move was not unexpected. Warriors owner Joe Lacob indicated earlier in the week that the team was operating under the assumption Amundson would return. Amundson, a power forward, averaged 4.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in 46 games last season for the Warriors.Amundson certainly didn't have a bad season, but it wasn't good, either. He missed the first 20 games because of a fractured index finger, then missed a handful of games later on because of back spasms. In addition, Amundson was never all the way in coach Keith Smart's rotation.Mark Bartelstein, Amundson's agent, said earlier in the week that Amundson was excited about the Warriors' coaching change, and that Mark Jackson would seem to be the kind of coach who values what Amundson brings.

A's blow five-run lead, watch Mets walk off with victory

A's blow five-run lead, watch Mets walk off with victory

BOX SCORE

The A's jumped out to a 5-0 lead in New York on Saturday, but the Mets chipped away and walked off with the 6-5 win in the 9th.

Wilmer Flores delivered the game-winning solo home run off Simon Castro.

Dodgers trade former Giants reliever to Rays

Dodgers trade former Giants reliever to Rays

Sergio Romo is headed to the American League.

After being designated for assignment on Thursday, the veteran reliever was traded by the Dodgers along with cash considerations to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday evening.

The Dodgers will receive cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Romo's first season with the team he grew up rooting for didn't go as planned. In 30 games, Romo posted a 6.12 ERA.

The Brawley-native was drafted by the Giants in 2005 and spent nine seasons pitching for San Francisco.

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