From Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports comes word that the Athletics have reached agreement on a one-year, $6 million free agent contract with veteran left-hander Rich Hill.
Hill drew free agent interest from close to a dozen clubs after posting a 1.55 ERA, 0.66 WHIP, and 36/5 K/BB ratio in 29 innings (four starts) this past season for the Red Sox. He has experience both as a starter and reliever, though Passan says the 35-year-old southpaw chose Oakland because he was guaranteed a rotation spot for 2016.
O.co Coliseum is a pretty good spot for any pitcher. It’s a nice fit for both sides.
Though we should maybe mention that Hill has made just 22 starts in MLB since 2007.