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Suspended pitcher Bartolo Colon is getting a second chance with the Oakland Athletics, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract.
The AL West champions made the announcement Saturday. The 39-year-old Colon was suspended for 50 games on Aug. 22 after testing positive for testosterone. The ban will run five games into the 2013 season.
The former Cy Young winner went 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA in 24 starts for Oakland last season, his 15th in the majors.
Oakland could have a spot at the back end of its rotation after lefty Dallas Braden chose free agency rather than accept a minor league assignment. The status of Brandon McCarthy is unclear after he was hit in the head by a line drive last month and needed brain surgery.
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The AL West champions will bring back Bartolo Colon. The 39-year-old right hander has agreed to a one year deal with the Oakland Athletics. The deal is worth a guaranteed $3 million while Colon can earn incentatives increasing the overall value.
Colon will miss the first five games of the season as he serves the remaining time on his 50 game suspension following a positive test for...
The Oakland A's have re-signed Bartolo Colon, who pitched well for them last season. He still has part of his suspension to continue serving.
Bartolo Colon will return to the Oakland Athletics for 2013 after signing a one year contract for $3 million with incentives. Colon made $2 million with Oakland in 2012.
The 39-year old Colon provided a solid veteran option in an A's rotation that was populated by younger pitchers last season. In 152 1/3 innings over 24 starts, Colon had a 3.43 ERA while striking out 91 and...
The Oakland A's re-signed right-handed pitcher Bartolo Colon to a one-year contract, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. Colon will make $3 million in 2013 but incentives could up that amount to $6 million. Colon, 40, who was suspended 50 games in August for using performance-enhancing substances, still has five more games to sit out when the season starts in April...
The Oakland Athletics have signed right-hander Bartolo Colon
to a one-year, $3 million contract with a “good incentives package,” reports
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Colon has a $3 million base salary and a good incentives package, source says. #Athletics
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) November 3, 2012
Colon was off to another impressive start...
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