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Bartolo Colon’s one-year deal with the A’s worth $2 million

Jan 25, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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Bartolo Colon and the A’s made their one-year deal official yesterday, as the 38-year-old right-hander passed his physical exam.

Colon, who made just $900,000 last season on a minor-league deal with the Yankees, will get a big-league deal worth $2 million in guaranteed money this time around.

Oakland has shed all kinds of major-league talent this offseason, including trading starters Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill, Guillermo Moscoso, and Josh Outman, so the A’s simply needed someone to cheaply give them innings and Colon showed last season that he’s still capable of getting big-league hitters out with a 4.00 ERA and 135/40 K/BB ratio in 164 innings.

It was his first time throwing more than 100 innings since way back in 2005, when he won an undeserved Cy Young award with the Angels.

  1. phukyouk - Jan 25, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    “It was his first time throwing more than 100 innings since way back in 2005, when he won an undeserved Cy Young award with the Angels.”

    Why dont you tell us how you really feel!

  2. APBA Guy - Jan 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    If the A’s sign Manny the clown car will be full-up when the circus comes back to town in April. Rumor has it that Bill Beane’s new gameday outfit will be a red tuxedo jacket and tails, with knee-high black boots and a black top hat. Maybe Bartolo and Gomes and whomever are doing it for the trip to Japan. Or maybe, in the immortal words of Richard Gere “I’ve got nowhere else to go!”. Sob.

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