A’s Agree On 1-Year Deal For Former Pitching Nemesis Bartolo Colon

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Bartolo Colon of the New York Yankees stands in the dugout before their game against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 31, 2011 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — The Oakland Athletics and free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.

The team made the announcement Tuesday. The sides had an agreement last week pending a physical.

The 38-year-old Colon, a former A’s nemesis during his four-year stint with the AL West rival Angels from 2004-07, went 8-10 with a 4.00 ERA in 29 appearances and 26 starts last year for the New York Yankees in his 14th big league season. He won the 2005 AL Cy Young Award.

Last month, the A’s traded away starter Trevor Cahill to Arizona and All-Star lefty Gio Gonzalez to the Nationals. Oakland sent All-Star closer Andrew Bailey to the Red Sox on Dec. 28.

He is 5-1 with a 2.14 ERA in seven appearances at the Coliseum.


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