Bartolo Colon is 38 years old and counting, but he's still alive and kicking in the major leagues. ESPN's Jayson Stark reported today that Colon has agreed to a one-year contract with the Oakland A's.
After missing a season and a half with elbow injuries, Colon caught on with the Yankees last year, going 8-10 with a 4.00 ERA in 29 appearances. The Yankees expressed interest in re-signing him, and the Diamondbacks kicked the tires as well, but Colon opted to sign with the A's on a short-term major league deal.
Colon has a good shot at making the Oakland rotation -- the A's are short of arms since trading away Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill this winter.