Mets sign veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon to two-year deal

Dec. 14, 2013 at 6:34 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Pitcher Bartolo Colon, coming off an 18-6 record with Oakland, has signed a two-year contract with the New York Mets, who announced the deal Saturday.

Colon, who must first pass a physical, is to make $20 million over the two seasons, MLB.com reported.

The 40-year-old right-hander was named to the American League all-star team last season, posting a 2.65 ERA in 190 1/3 innings in 30 starts for the AL West-champion Athletics.

The 16-year veteran has compiled a 189-128 mark and 3.94 ERA in 411 appearances for Cleveland, the Chicago White Sox, Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston, the New York Yankees and the A's.

He served a 50-game suspension after testing positive for synthetic testosterone in 2012.

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