NEW YORK -- Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets finalized their deal Saturday, giving the team the starter it was seeking to replace injured ace Matt Harvey.
Colon and the Mets agreed to the two-year, $20 million deal Wednesday at the winter meetings.
Out of baseball in 2010 because of injuries, the 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner revived his career with the New York Yankees and Oakland over the past three years. Even though he will be 41 in May, Colon went 18-6 last year with a 2.65 ERA for the Athletics in a season he began by completing a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test. He struck out 117 and walked only 29 in 190 1-3 innings.