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AP Source: Okajima, A's reach minor league deal

6:19 PM, Feb 11, 2013   |    comments
Left-handed pitcher Hideki Okajima agreed to sign with the Oakland Athletics according to a source. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
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PHOENIX, AZ - A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent left-hander Hideki Okajima has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics.

The deal is pending a physical, which could take place as soon as Tuesday. The person spoke Monday on condition on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the agreement.

Okajima spent 2007-11 with the Boston Red Sox, then signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees and was released at the start of spring training when he failed a physical.

The 37-year-old was 1-0 with a 4.32 ERA in 8 1-3 innings over seven relief appearances for Boston in 2011 and 8-1 with a 2.29 ERA in 34 relief appearances with Triple-A Pawtucket. An All-Star as a rookie in 2007, he is 17-8 with a 3.11 ERA and six saves.

The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the pending deal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Associated Press

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