OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ The Oakland Athletics did not offer contracts to infielder Olmedo Saenz and left-hander Mike Venafro on Friday, making the two players free agents.

Saenz batted .276 with six homers and 18 RBIs in 156 at-bats last season. He ruptured his right Achilles' tendon during the first round of the playoffs.

Venafro went 2-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 47 relief appearances this year. He allowed only 10 of 44 inherited runners to score against him _ the eighth best mark in the AL.

Friday was the deadline for teams to offer 2003 contracts to unsigned players on 40-man rosters.