The A's have agreed to contract extensions with general manager Billy Beane and President Michael Crowley that will keep the executives with the Athletics through the 2019 season, owner Lew Wolff announced in an interview with Bloomberg Television Tuesday.
Beane and Crowley are expected to sign their extensions in the next 30 days.
The A's finished the 2011 season 74-88 and in third place in the AL West. They have not reached the playoffs or finished above .500 since 2006 when they finished 93-69 and made it to the AL Championship Series -- the high watermark of Beane's tenure in Oakland.
Beane has been the GM since the end of the 1997 season. In 2005, he was given a contract extension that locked him up through the 2012 season. With his contract already extended through next year, the franchise and its GM won't be hindered by any contract talks of their own.
There has been speculation over the years that the Red Sox wanted Beane in Boston, but he turned down an offer after the 2002 season to stay in Oakland.
Crowley took over as President after the 1998 season.
The Seattle Mariners have signed free agent lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski to a two-year contract.
Rzepczynski's deal is fo $11 million over two years. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN first reported details of the contract.
The Mariners also signed right-handed reliever Casey Fien on Saturday. Left-hander Dean Kiekhefer and righty Zach Lee were designated for assignment.
The 31-year-old Rzepczynski was a combined 1-0 with a 2.64 ERA in 70 games for Oakland and Washington this season. He then pitched three times in the NL playoffs for the Nationals.
Rzepczynski has made at least 70 appearances in each of the last three years. He's also pitched for Toronto, St. Louis, Cleveland and San Diego in an eight-season career.
The 33-year-old Fien was 1-1 with a 5.49 ERA in 39 games for Minnesota and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The 27-year-old Kiekhefer made his major league debut last season and pitched 26 times in relief for the Cardinals. Seattle claimed him off waivers from St. Louis last month.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Houston's offseason shopping spree got a little richer on Saturday.
More than 12 years after going to the Astros in a trade deadline deal, nine-time All-Star Carlos Beltran has reportedly agreed to return to Houston.
According to multiple national reports, the pact is a one-year, $16 million deal.
News of an agreement was first reported by ESPN. Terms were first reported by Fox Sports.
Beltran, who will be 40 years old in April, joins outfielder Josh Reddick and catcher Brian McCann as new Astros this offseason.
In 151 games between the Yankees and Rangers in 2016, Beltran hit .295/.337/.513 with 33 doubles, 29 home runs and 93 RBI.
During the 2004 season, the Royals traded a then-27-year-old Beltran to the Astros in a three-team deal that involved the A's. Oakland sent third baseman Mark Teahan and pitcher Mike Wood to Kansas City, while the A's received reliever Octavio Dotel from Houston. Kansas City also received catcher John Buck from the Astros.
Beltran's brief run with the Astros in 2004 was highlighted by one of the greatest postseason performances in MLB history. In 12 games, Beltran collected 20 hits and hit eight home runs.