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Red Sox, Colon agree to minor league deal

Updated: February 25, 2008, 8:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Boston Red Sox reached agreement on a minor league contract with right-hander Bartolo Colon on Monday.

The 34-year-old righty, who last pitched on Feb. 6 in the Caribbean World Series, is expected to arrive in camp Tuesday.

The agreement was first reported by ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

If he makes the Opening Day roster, Colon would provide rotation insurance for Boston, which will be without Curt Schilling, who is working his way back from a shoulder injury.

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