Oakland A’s and RHP Henderson Alvarez agree to 1-year deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics and pitcher Henderson Alvarez have agreed to a one-year contract.

The team announced the move on Monday.

Alvarez went 0-4 with a 6.45 ERA in four starts for Miami during a 2015 season shortened by two stints on the disabled list for injuries to his right shoulder. He had season-ending surgery July 28 and became a free agent early this month when the Marlins declined to offer him a 2016 contract. Otherwise, he would have been eligible for arbitration.

The 25-year-old Alvarez is 27-34 with 3.80 ERA in 92 career starts over five seasons with Toronto and Miami. The right-hander tossed a no-hitter on the final day of the 2013 season and had his best year in 2014 when he went 12-7 with a 2.65 ERA in 30 starts and made the NL All-Star team.

Right-hander Arnold Leon was designated for assignment to make room on the roster.

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