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Yahoo! Sports: Rich Hill agrees to one-year, $6 million contract with A's

Left-hander Rich Hill agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with the Oakland A's on Tuesday night, a league source told Yahoo Sports, capping a tremendous ascent in which the 35-year-old went from independent league afterthought to major league multimillionaire in a matter of three months.

After signing with Boston out of the Atlantic League in August and pitching at Triple-A for a month, Hill made four starts with the Red Sox in September and impressed enough that a half-dozen teams made offers similar to Oakland's, which is pending a physical. Over 29 innings, Hill struck out 36, walked five, yielded 14 hits and posted a 1.55 ERA.

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