Braves officially sign 43-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon
ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have officially signed 43-year-old Bartolo Colon, adding needed experience to a young rotation.
The agreement on the one-year, $12.5 million deal with the free agent right-hander was reported last week. The deal became official with Colon passing his physical.
The Braves also have reached an agreement with 42-year-old knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. The two will join Julio Teheran atop the rotation.
General manager John Coppolella told The Associated Press on Wednesday he hopes to add another starting pitcher.
Colon leads all active pitchers with 233 career wins. The total ranks second all-time among Dominican-born pitchers, behind only Hall of Famer Juan Marichal (243).
Coppolella said ''it will be exciting to watch him chase baseball records'' in 2017, when the Braves play their first season in SunTrust Park.