OAKLAND, Calif. -- Free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir agreed to terms on a $22 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Monday, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said. The deal is pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadnt finalized the deal or formally announced interest in Kazmir. Also Monday, the As reached agreement on a one-year contract with right-hander Fernando Rodriguez. He was one of nine arbitration eligible players -- and all were tendered contracts for the 2014 season, including first baseman Daric Barton. Barton is the teams longest-tenured player and will provide infield depth. The 29-year-old Kazmir went 10-9 with a 4.04 ERA in 29 starts and 158 innings last season for the Cleveland Indians. It marked his return to the big leagues for the first time since making one poor outing for the Angels in 2011, which followed a 9-15 performance in 2010 for Los Angeles. With the pending acquisition of Kazmir, the As have filled a rotation spot with a veteran starter as they had hoped to do. That means the two-time defending AL West champions wont necessarily continue to pursue a new deal for 40-year-old 18-game winner Bartolo Colon. Kazmir will join a rotation featuring Sonny Gray and A.J. Griffin. General manager Billy Beane said after the season he was hopeful of re-signing Colon after he received a $3 million, one-year contract and bounced back from 2012, when his season ended in August because of a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test. Rodriguez was acquired in a trade with Houston last February that also brought Jed Lowrie to the As in exchange for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock and Max Stassi. Rodriguez missed the season after undergoing right elbow reconstruction surgery March 27. He is 4-13 with a 4.89 ERA in 119 career relief appearances with the Los Angeles Angels and Astros. 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There were a few calls the other way earlier that were controversial, too.Calgarian Merlin Radke noticed the penalty before Banks had even finished running.I saw the flag drop right away so I kind of sat back and laughed, said Radke, 51.Outside the stadium after the game, Stamps fans were predictably elated, screaming cries of victory and hamming it up for TV news cameras.Some Hamilton supporters were declaring their team had been robbed, but others were more sanguine.Kostas Georgakoulias of Hamilton chalked it up to a tough call for the ref. And besides, he added, if Hamilton had played better, that one play wouldnt have been the difference between winning and losing.To beat Calgary, you have to play a perfect game, said Georgakoulias, who was wearing a hard hat adorned with Tiger-Cats stickers and a black-and-yellow kilt. If we played a perfect game we would have won decisively.What are you going to do?Meanwhile, the Stampeders were so excited while celebrating their win on the field, they broke the trophy.I think Im the one that did it, said Calgary linebacker Juwan Simpson. I dont know. I grabbed it and was excited, and all of a sudden, it got a little (loose.) Some glue and some duct tape and itll be good.Before Grey Cup weekend arrived, there were few signs in Vancouver that a championship football game was about to land in the city. Even in the past few days, outside of official events such as Saturdays parade, only the occasional jersey-clad fan walking along a downtown street provided any indication the Grey Cup was imminent.Just four days before the game, organizers had 4,500 tickets that had yet to be sold. Resale websites were advertising tickets for as low as $49, and several sellers hawking seats along the route to the stadium were simply shouting at passersby to make them an offerThe CFL said attendance for the game was about 52,000, leaving roughly 1,400 seats empty. The staddium appeared to be mostly full outside of the far nose-bleed sections, where small blocks of chairs had no one to sit in them.ddddddddddddVancouver last hosted the big game just three years ago, in 2011, when the B.C. Lions played for — and won — the Cup. Tickets that year sold out months in advance.Even without a home team, the stands were boisterous and rowdy, with loud cheers following touchdowns and significant plays on both sides. Still, geography appeared to give Calgary fans an edge, with chants of Go Stamps Go occasionally erupting in pockets of red jerseys, sometimes with large Stampeders flags flying overhead.B.C. Places retractable roof, installed in 2011 not long before that years Grey Cup, remained closed, despite sunny blue skies — unusual for Vancouver in late November.Before the game, country musician Dallas Smith, who is from Langley, B.C., kicked off the event, followed by Montreals Nikki Yanofsky singing O Canada with the backing of a 102-person choir.Las Vegas-based Imagine Dragons put on a high-energy halftime show, playing hits such as Radioactive to a throng of people gathered on a patch of field on front of the stage. It was the first time a non-Canadian act has played the Grey Cup halftime show since 2007, when Lenny Kravitz performed at Torontos Rogers Centre.I know that we are visitors to this country, but Canada has always made us feel like were right at home, lead singer Dan Reynolds said between songs.The Grey Cup festivities began Sunday morning at a waterfront plaza next to the cauldron from the 2010 Winter Olympics, where bands and dancers took to the stage before the Grey Cup trophy arrived.Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Hamilton mayor-elect Fred Eisenberger brought along jerseys from their respective teams, each with the others name.Under the terms of a bet between the two, Eisenberger, who will be sworn in this week, will be wearing the Stampeders jersey during his first council meeting as mayor.Fans who gathered at the Sunday rally represented every team in the league.Large flags with the Calgary Stampeders horse held above the crowd. Foam helmets bearing the Montreal Alouettes logo. A man in a Darth Vader costume wearing a Saskatchewan Roughriders jersey.Tony Dagenais of Moose Jaw, Sask., came with a group of friends adorned with elaborate green and white face paint, jerseys and capes.Dagenais, 46, said CFL fans are like a society within a society.This is a chance to say, Yeah, were from all over Canada, but were Canadian and were all one.---Follow @ByJamesKeller on Twitter ' ' '