The Athletics and catcher George Kottaras have avoided arbitration with a one-year contract agreement, the club announced Monday.

Kottaras, 29, hit .211/.351/.415 (108 OPS+) between the Brewers and Athletics in 2012. In a career high 85 games, he tied a career high in home runs with nine and set career bests in OBP, OPS+, walks (37) and RBI (31).