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Sheets, Athletics agree to one-year deal

Updated: January 27, 2010, 1:43 AM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Once Billy Beane received positive word on Ben Sheets' throwing session last week, the Oakland Athletics general manager pounced.

The pitcher's agent had an impressive offer in hand from the Athletics practically by the time Sheets was done icing down his arm afterward. It was merely an hour later.

Oakland took a mighty gamble Tuesday on Sheets, agreeing to terms with the free-agent righty on a $10 million, one-year contract only 11 months after he underwent elbow ...

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