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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (45) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 280
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1993 / UDFA / CLE
Contract: view contract details
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Bartolo Colon beat the Royals by allowing three runs in six innings on Monday.
Colon allowed nine hits and struck out just one, but that was good enough. He hasn't struck out more than four batters in any of his last 11 starts now, and he's barely keeping it together with a 4.91 ERA overall. Jun 19 - 12:04 AM

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Bartolo Colon was roughed up for eight earned runs, nine hits and a walk in just 3 1/3 innings in a road loss against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Colon threw just 45 of his 72 pitches for strikes, although he did throw first-pitch strikes to 15 of the 19 batters he faced. It was par for the course for the veteran against Dodger Blue, as he is now a dismal 2-7 with a 6.12 ERA in 11 career starts against L.A. The eight runs allowed were his most since he allowed eight in a game June 5, 2017 against the Philadelphia Phillies. He was able to record his 2,500th strikeout in the first inning.
Jun 13 - 4:04 AM

Bartolo Colon allowed two earned runs, six hits and two walks with a strikeout over five innings Wednesday against the Athletics to pick up a win.

Colon tied Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most wins by a Dominican-born pitcher (243). The 45-year-old right-hander isn't going deep into games, and he has allowed 12 homers across his past seven outings. Still, he has a decent 4.16 ERA and 1.07 WHIP to make him worth using in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues. He is scheduled to work next on Tuesday on the road against the Dodgers.
Jun 7 - 1:25 AM

Bartolo Colon was tagged for six runs in three innings by the Angels on Friday.

Colon has given up 12 runs in his last three starts, taking his ERA from 2.82 to 4.21. He'll probably be over 5.00 before too long.
Jun 2 - 1:28 AM

Bartolo Colon allowed three runs in seven innings but did not earn a decision in Saturday's extra-inning win over the Royals.

The hefty 45-year-old continues to find a way to get the job done despite throwing almost exclusively mid-eighties fastballs. He struck out four batters, issued two walks and scattered five hits in the contest. He endured one bad inning when the Royals got to him for three runs in the third frame. His record holds at 2-2 with a 3.55 ERA in 11 games (nine starts). He doesn't have a big strikeout rate but does have an excellent 40:7 strikeout-to-walk rate in 63 1/3 innings. Only Josh Tomlin, Dylan Bundy and Danny Duffy have allowed more than Colon's 13 homers.
May 26 - 9:56 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up six earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Yankees.

Colon entered the night with a shiny 2.82 season ERA, but that number climbed to 3.51 by the time the Bronx Bombers were done with him. He surrendered four home runs -- two of them to 21-year-old top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres. Colon will bring a 2-2 record into his next scheduled start at home against the Royals. Kansas City's offense is just slightly less potent.
May 21 - 11:44 PM

Bartolo Colon held the Mariners to four hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings Wednesday in the Rangers’ 5-1 victory.

The 44-year-old registered three strikeouts in the win. Colon was highly efficient, throwing 71 of his 96 pitches for strikes while limiting the Mariners to just one extra-base hit. The right-hander has cemented his place in the Rangers’ rotation by contributing a lights-out 2.82 ERA over nine outings (seven starts) this year. Colon isn’t a must-own, especially given his low win total (this was just his second win of the season), but he’s definitely gaining traction in deeper fantasy leagues. He’ll be on the hill again Monday versus the Yankees.
May 16 - 7:18 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up six hits and three runs (two earned) over five innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Tigers.

Colon notched four strikeouts while submitting just one walk over 98 pitches. The 44-year-old right-hander ran into trouble in the third, allowing three hits and two runs in the frame with one run coming on Pete Kozma’s homer to left-center. The Tigers got to him for another run in the fifth, plating their third run of the afternoon on a Mikie Mahtook sac fly. Big Sexy will aim for his second win of 2018 when he takes the mound in Seattle next Wednesday.
May 9 - 7:01 PM

Bartolo Colon yielded four runs over seven innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Friday.

Colon gave up four solo homers — two of them to Rafael Devers — in the loss. Still, he threw a ton of strikes — 69 out of 91 pitches for strikes without issuing a walk — and worked deep into the game. He’s now completed seven innings in three out of his last four starts. While Colon took the loss, the 44-year-old continues to find ways to survive. He holds a 3.29 ERA and 25/3 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings through five starts and two relief appearances.
May 4 - 11:53 PM

Bartolo Colon limited the Blue Jays to three runs on six hits over seven innings in a win Saturday.

Colon gave up a pair of solo homers among his six hits allowed, but he helped himself by not issuing a walk in the outing. Colon also struck out a pair in the win. It was actually his first win of the year despite pitching well nearly every time out -- through Saturday, Big Sexy has a strong 2.87 ERA and 0.86 WHIP over 31 1/3 innings of work this year. The ageless wonder has a tough test on deck Thursday when the Red Sox visit town.
Apr 28 - 7:13 PM

Bartolo Colon allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Saturday.

Colon clearly didn't have his best stuff -- he hadn't allowed four runs combined heading into the start -- but he left in line for his first win of the year before the Rangers bullpen let him down. Through five appearances, including three starts, the 44-year-old possesses a 2.59 ERA and 0.86 WHIP, but remains without a decision. He'll try for that elusive first win Friday against the Blue Jays instead.
Apr 22 - 12:13 AM

Bartolo Colon made a bid for history on Sunday, carrying a bid for a perfect game into the eighth inning against the Astros.

The 44-year-old hurler retired the first 21 hitters that he faced before walking Carlos Correa to lead off the eighth inning. Josh Reddick followed with a double, breaking up the potential no-hitter. All told, Colon allowed just the one hit and a walk while striking out seven over 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball. He owns a ridiculous 1.45 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 17/2 K/BB ratio across 18 ⅔ innings of work this season.
Apr 15 - 11:16 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up just one run in six innings of work in a no decision vs. Oakland on Monday.

Colon did give up seven hits, but the only run came on a Matt Chapman solo shot. He walked just one and struck out four. A solid debut from the long-time hurler, and it bodes well for him staying in the Texas rotation -- at least for now. Unless he starts missing more bats, however, he really isn't more than a streaming option against weaker lineups.
Apr 3 - 1:23 AM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Bartolo Colon from Triple-A Round Rock.

He takes the roster spot of Nick Gardewine, who was sent down after Sunday's game. Colon will start against the A's on Monday night.
Apr 2 - 2:26 PM

Bartolo Colon is on track to start April 2 against the Athletics.

Colon returned to the Rangers on a minor league deal on Monday and will eventually be added to the major league roster as a fill-in for Martin Perez (elbow) in the starting rotation. The 44-year-old could just be a stopgap option for Texas.
Mar 26 - 5:08 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Perez
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
LF1Joey Gallo
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Austin Bibens-Dirkx
8Yovani Gallardo
9Joe Palumbo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Keone Kela
2Matt Bush
3Alex Claudio
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Chris Martin
7Jesse Chavez
8Ronald Herrera
9Jose Leclerc
10Ricardo Rodriguez