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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (43) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 283
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1993 / UDFA / CLE
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MLB.com's Anthony DiComo confirmed Bartolo Colon (thumb) will start Sunday's game against the Braves.
Colon left his last start early after taking a comebacker off his right thumb, but his status for Sunday was never in much doubt. The 43-year-old left the team briefly to attend his son's graduation in New Jersey but joined the team in Atlanta on Saturday. With Zack Wheeler's rehab from Tommy John surgery stalled, Colon's spot in the Mets' rotation should be safe for another month or two. Jun 25 - 4:47 PM

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Bartolo Colon (thumb) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Colon had his last start cut short after taking a comebacker off his right thumb. However, he escaped with just a bruise and should be fine for his next start Sunday against Atlanta. The 43-year-old holds a steady 3.00 ERA across 81 innings this season.
Jun 23 - 4:20 PM

Bartolo Colon (thumb) is expected to make his next start Sunday against the Braves.

Colon left his start Tuesday against the Royals after taking a comebacker off his right thumb, but X-rays turned up negative and the swelling had mostly subsided by Wednesday morning. Colon, 43, has a 3.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 81 innings this season for New York.
Jun 22 - 10:38 AM

X-rays turned up negative on Bartolo Colon's right thumb.

Colon was struck in the thumb by a Whit Merrifield liner in the first inning of his start Tuesday night against the Royals, but he escaped that scary scene with a contusion. The big right-hander will be reevaluated later this week. He shouldn't need a 15-day disabled list stint.
Jun 21 - 7:37 PM

Bartolo Colon was lifted in the first inning of his start Tuesday against the Royals after taking a Whit Merrifield line drive off his right wrist.

Merrifield was the very first batter of the game and launched a screamer back at Colon, who looked to be grabbing at both his wrist and thumb as he made his way off the field. Hansel Robles took over with one out in the top of the first. Colon is likely undergoing X-rays.
Jun 21 - 7:17 PM

Bartolo Colon will start against the Royals on Tuesday.

Colon was previously scheduled to start Wednesday, but the Mets decided to flip him with Noah Syndergaard. The veteran right-hander allowed two runs over 7 2/3 innings in his last start last Thursday against the Pirates and owns a 3.01 ERA on the year.
Jun 21 - 2:14 PM

Bartolo Colon held the Pirates to two runs over 7 2/3 innings, striking out eight, in a win Thursday.

The rest of the Mets' rotation gets the praise, but Colon now owns a 3.01 ERA over 80 2/3 innings this season. On Thursday, he gave up seven hits without walking a batter. He's now 6-3 on the year and will square off with the Royals in an interleague tilt on Wednesday.
Jun 16 - 10:07 PM

Bartolo Colon earned his fifth victory of the season on Thursday, limiting the Brewers to one run on eight hits over seven strong innings.

Colon had impeccable command in this one, as he didn't walk a batter while recording a pair of strikeouts. The only damage against him came on a run-scoring infield single by Hernan Perez in the seventh. The 43-year-old hurler continues to defy age with a 3.08 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 48/13 K/BB ratio through 73 innings on the year. He'll do battle against the Pirates his next time out at home on Thursday.
Jun 10 - 12:06 AM

Bartolo Colon limited the Marlins to two runs -- one earned -- over 5 1/3 innings Saturday in the Mets' 6-4 victory.

The only earned run he gave up came on a first-inning solo shot by Martin Prado. Colon issued just one walk and held Miami to five hits. He struck out one. The big right-hander will bring a 4-3 record (he took a no-decision Saturday) and 3.27 ERA into his next scheduled start on the road against the Brewers.
Jun 4 - 7:57 PM

Bartolo Colon pitched well in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Sunday night, allowing two runs on seven hits over his six frames.

The ageless wonder walked one and struck out three on the evening. The Dodgers scratched out single runs in the third and fifth innings, but were unable to get anything going offensively against him otherwise. Colon will carry a 3.39 ERA and 1.23 WHIP into Saturday's matchup against the Marlins in Miami.
May 29 - 11:16 PM

Bartolo Colon limited the Nationals to one run over seven frames in Monday's 7-1 win.

Colon had arguably his worst start of the season last week against the Nats at home, but he held them in check on the road. The rotund right-hander struck out just two and issued two walks, but he gave up only five singles on the night. Colon has been a little hit-or-miss of late but will take a nice 3.44 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into this weekend's matchup against the Dodgers.
May 23 - 11:36 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday as the Mets fell to the Nationals.

New York's bullpen let Washington tack on another four runs after Colon exited, resulting in a 7-1 loss. Colon walked five and yielded five hits in his second straight rough outing. He still holds a respectable 3.75 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 40/9 K/BB ratio in 48 innings (nine starts) this season. A big rematch with the Nationals is next on the docket.
May 18 - 10:53 PM

Bartolo Colon struggled in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering five runs on seven hits over five innings.

All was well in the universe of Bartolo Colon in his last start. Against the Padres, he pitched into the seventh allowing three runs and hit his first career home run at the plate, to boot. No such smooth sailing in Thursday's affair, at least not in the early going. The Dodgers scored four in the first -- highlighted by a three-run homer off the bat Yasmani Grandal -- and one more in the second (that one courtesy of a solo homer by Chase Utley). The aged veteran settled down after that rocky opening, but the damage had already been done. Through 43 1/3 innings, Colon holds a perfectly respectable 3.53 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 36/44 K/BB ratio. A home start against the rival Nationals shows next on his schedule.
May 13 - 12:24 AM

Bartolo Colon channeled Babe Ruth in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Padres, hitting a two-run home run while hurling 6 2/3 innings of three-run ball.

Bartolo Colon is 42 years old, with 43 rapidly approaching on May 24, but that hasn't slowed him yet. On the mound, he struck out five against just one walk, while at the plate, he clocked a two-run bomb off Padres starter James Shields with two outs in the second inning. The home run was not just his first of the season. It was the first of his career. He will carry a hot bat and a 2.82 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 33/4 K/BB ratio across 38 1/3 innings into his next start/batting showcase, a road date with the Dodgers.
May 8 - 12:01 AM

Bartolo Colon held the feeble Braves bats at bay Monday, whiffing seven over eight shutout frames in a 4-1 victory.

Colon gave up seven hits, but five of them were singles and he didn't issue any walks. He had thrown only 99 pitches through his eight innings, but Mets manager Terry Collins elected to pull Colon and get closer Jeurys Familia some work. Slated to turn 43 later this month, Colon sports a 2.56 ERA and 28/3 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 frames. He'll take on the Padres in San Diego this weekend.
May 2 - 10:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1David Wright
2Wilmer Flores
3Matt Reynolds
LF1Brandon Nimmo
2Alejandro De Aza
3Kelly Johnson
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Bartolo Colon
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Antonio Bastardo
7Erik Goeddel
8Sean Gilmartin
9Logan Verrett
10Jenrry Mejia