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Jon Paul Morosi is a National MLB Writer for FOXSports.com. He previously covered baseball for the Detroit Free Press and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He began his journalism career at the Bay City Times in his native Michigan. Follow him on Twitter.

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The New York Yankees have signed Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract, a source told FOXSports.com on Wednesday.

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Absent a commitment from veteran free agent Andy Pettitte, the Yankees are trying to build rotation depth with roughly three weeks to go before the start of spring training.

Colon, 37, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2009, when he went 3-6 with a 4.19 ERA in 12 starts for the Chicago White Sox. His last season of 20 or more starts came six years ago, when he won the American League Cy Young Award for the Los Angeles Angels.

Colon pitched for the Criollos de Caguas of the Puerto Rican Winter League this offseason, going 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA in seven starts.

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