OAKLAND (CBSMiami/AP) — Former Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez is hoping that the third time, or team in this case, will be the charm.
The Oakland Athletics and 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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