Millwood heading to Yankees

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NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees have signed veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood to a minor league contract.

Terms of the deal, which is pending a physical, were not disclosed.

Millwood spent the 2010 season in Baltimore and pitched 190 2/3 innings over 31 starts, but managed only a record of 4-16 with a lofty 5.10 earned run average. He received the second-worst run support in the American League at 3.26 runs per game, trailing only Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez of Seattle (3.10).

The 36-year-old Millwood began his big league career with Atlanta in 1997 and has also pitched for Philadelphia, Cleveland and Texas before his one-year stint with the Orioles.

An All-Star with the Braves in 1999, Millwood has made at least 25 starts in 12 of his 13 full major league seasons. He owns a career record of 159-137 with a 4.11 ERA in 414 games, all but eight of which have been starts.

The Yankees are trying to shore up the back of their starting staff. Veterans Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia have been competing with Ivan Nova for the last two spots in the projected rotation.


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