Report: Hideki Okajima, A's agree
PHOENIX -- 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 Associated Press reports.
The deal is pending a physical, which could take place as soon as Tuesday. The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the agreement.
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.
Oakland manager Bob Melvin declined to discuss Okajima on Monday.
The San Francisco Chronicle earlier reported the pending deal.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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