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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (42) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 283
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1993 / UDFA / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Mets re-signed RHP Bartolo Colon to a one-year, $7.25 million contract.
The 42-year-old hurler will return to provide veteran leadership and a durable presence at the back-end of the Mets rotation. He's coming off a solid 2015 season where he registered a 4.16 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 136/24 K/BB ratio over 194 2/3 innings. Fri, Dec 18, 2015 08:09:00 PM

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Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets and free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon have agreed to a one-year, $7.25 million contract pending a physical.

Initial reports of the signing came from the Dominican Republic. Colon turns 43 in May, so a one-year contract was always the most logical deal he was going to draw in free agency. The veteran right-hander made 31 starts for the Mets in 2015, pitching to a 4.16 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 136/24 K/BB ratio across 194 2/3 innings. Despite Colon's advanced age, he's been as durable as they come over the last three seasons, having pitched 587 1/3 innings in that space.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 04:14:00 PM

According to's Mark Bowman, the Braves have discussed signing free agent Bartolo Colon.

Colon, a 42-year-old pitcher, might not seem to be the best fit for a rebuilding club like the Braves, but Bowman says Atlanta's front office is looking for cheap, short-term options that can eat some innings and won't block the team's younger starters. Colon does fit that bill to a degree. He is also drawing interest from the Mets and several other potential suitors, so his price tag -- even on a one-year deal -- could climb out of the Braves' comfort zone.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 09:09:00 AM

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that "numerous teams" beyond the Mets are interested in free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon.

The Mets have reportedly increased their efforts to resign the age-less 42-year-old, but they're not alone. Per Rosenthal, "numerous teams" are showing interest. No concrete efforts have been tossed Colon's way as of yet, though they should come soon enough. In 2015, Colon started 31 contests (plus two relief appearances) and held a 4.16 ERA.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 05:59:00 PM

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets are stepping up their efforts to re-sign free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon.

The Mets have reportedly agreed to trade left-hander Jon Niese to the Pirates for second baseman Neil Walker, so they now have a need for the fifth spot in the starting rotation. Zack Wheeler is due back from Tommy John surgery around midseason, so Colon would function as a placeholder and insurance in case there's an injury. The 42-year-old posted a 4.16 ERA over 31 starts and two relief appearances in 2015.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 03:53:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets met with Bartolo Colon's reps on Monday.

Rosenthal adds that the "level of team’s interest not known." General manager Sandy Alderson did note after the season that the club was open-minded about bringing Colon back as a reliever or insurance for the rotation. The 42-year-old held a 4.16 ERA in 31 starts and two relief appearances in 2015.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 06:13:00 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that the team is open-minded about bringing Bartolo Colon back as a reliever or insurance for the starting rotation.

Of course, this is assuming Colon is open to returning in such a role. Even though he'll be going into his age-43 season, he could get offers to start elsewhere. Colon posted a 4.16 ERA in 31 starts and two relief appearances during the regular season. He pitched exclusively out of the bullpen during the Mets' postseason run.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 11:58:00 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Bartolo Colon is unavailable for Game 2 of the World Series against the Royals on Wednesday.

It's not a surprise after Colon threw 50 pitches over 2 1/3 innings in relief in Game 1 on Tuesday. However, Jon Niese is available one day after throwing 21 pitches in two scoreless innings of work.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Bartolo Colon yielded three runs over five innings, losing his Tuesday start to the Phillies.

All three runs came on Darin Ruf's three-run homer in the first inning. Colon gave up eight hits, walked none, and struck out three in an otherwise solid outing. He's now 14-13 with a 4.18 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 135/24 K/BB ratio over 193 2/3 innings. Colon has one regular season start remaining, which will come at home against the Nationals.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 10:03:00 PM

Manager Terry Collins hinted that Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese might pitch out of the bullpen this week.

Neither will be a part of the team's postseason starting rotation so Collins is giving both a chance to acclimate to their new roles. The Mets are expected to go with a rotation of Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz when the playoffs open next week.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 04:30:00 PM

Bartolo Colon allowed three runs in six innings, taking a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

Colon served up three singles before leaving with one out in the seventh inning. Reliever Addison Reed would allow all three inherited runners to score. Overall, Colon gave up five hits and a walk while recording one strikeout. He has a 4.15 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a 132/24 K/BB ratio over 188 1/3 innings. The right-hander will start in Philadelphia against the Phillies next.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 10:04:00 PM

Bartolo Colon suffered his 12th loss on Wednesday against the Marlins, giving up three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Two of the three home runs came on solo home runs by Martin Prado in the fourth and J.T. Realmuto in the fifth. Justin Bour tacked on a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Colon allowed seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in the effort. The right-hander holds a 4.15 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP and a 131/23 K/BB ratio over 182 1/3 innings. He'll face the Braves to wrap up a homestand next week.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 10:17:00 PM

Bartolo Colon picked up his 14th win after allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings Thursday against the Braves.

Colon had a shutout going until the seventh, when he allowed three straight hits to start the inning. Terry Collins left him in, and he bounced back to get two outs before Collins opted to go to a lefty to face Nick Markakis (which also worked out). Colon is 14-11 with a 4.13 ERA with the win tonight. He beat Shelby Miller, who fell to 5-14 with his 2.86 ERA.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 01:02:00 AM

Bartolo Colon turned back the clock in Saturday's 7-0 win over the Marlins, tossing a complete game shutout.

It's not like Colon was striking out the universe, tallying just two on the evening. And it's not like he limited the hits, surrendering nine of them. He didn't allow a run, though, which is all that really matters. The 42-year-old has been on a roll of late, having thrown 24 consecutive scoreless innings in his last three starts. He'll look to make it four straight gems when he faces off with the Braves in his next start.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 09:53:00 PM

Bartolo Colon picked up the win on Monday with eight scoreless innings versus the Phillies.

Colon improved on his seven scoreless innings against the Phillies on Wednesday. On Monday, he limited the opposition to only four hits and a walk while striking out nine in his strongest performance of the season. He'll bring a 4.42 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 125/21 K/BB ratio over 161 innings into a start in Miami against the Marlins.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 09:38:00 PM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
4Raywilly Gomez
1B1Lucas Duda
2Marc Krauss
2B1Neil Walker
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Ruben Tejada
4Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Alejandro De Aza
4Brandon Nimmo
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Bartolo Colon
7Rafael Montero
8Logan Verrett
9Robert Gsellman
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Erik Goeddel
7Jenrry Mejia
8Josh Edgin
9Sean Gilmartin
10Buddy Carlyle
11Dario Alvarez
12Jim Henderson
13Jeff Walters
14Josh Smoker