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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (44) / 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 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

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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

Rangers re-signed RHP Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract.

Colon was released over the weekend, but the Rangers quickly got a new deal done. The 44-year-old is an option to start April 2 in place of Martin Perez, who is getting stretched out after offseason surgery to repair a broken elbow in his non-throwing arm.
Mar 26 - 4:01 PM

Rangers released RHP Bartolo Colon.

The Rangers made the move now, rather than having to guarantee Colon's $1.75 million major league deal. It doesn't sound as if he's going anywhere though, as the two sides are in discussions on other possible deals that would keep him in Texas, and perhaps on the Opening Day roster as well. The 44-year-old has pitched well in Cactus League play, posting a 3.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 10/2 K/BB ratio across 18 innings.
Mar 24 - 12:36 PM

Bartolo Colon turned back the clock with a masterful showing on Thursday, allowing just three hits over 5 1/3 shutout innings in the Rangers’ Cactus League loss to the Mariners.

He fanned two and walked one in what was easily his best start of the spring. Big Sexy stranded four runners and finished his outing by retiring the last six batters he faced. Colon has impressed this spring, delivering a 3.00 ERA over five Cactus League starts. There’s probably not room for him in the starting rotation but maybe the Rangers will consider using the 44-year-old in long relief.
Mar 23 - 12:46 AM

Bartolo Colon said Saturday he's "ready to do whatever possible" to break camp with the Rangers.

"I'm ready to do whatever possible to make the team," Colon said. "No matter what happens, my goal is to pitch in the major leagues." The 44-year-old is with the Rangers on a minor-league deal and may be on the outside looking in for a rotation spot. If that's the case, the team may be more inclined to put him on the Opening Day roster if he's flexible in his role. Colon will turn 45 in May.
Mar 17 - 8:37 PM

Bartolo Colon was rocked to the tune of five runs on seven hits over four innings during Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Royals.

Colon had allowed just four total runs through his first three spring outings, with Saturday's start by far the worst that the large veteran has put forward in trying to earn a rotation spot with the Rangers. Lucas Duda and Jorge Soler both burned him for home runs in the first inning -- Duda's was a three-run shot -- and Mike Moustakas got in on the fun with a solo dinger of his own in the third inning. Even if Colon does manage to claw his way into the rotation, any fantasy intrigue evaporated long ago.
Mar 17 - 6:07 PM

Bartolo Colon once again threw the ball well on Sunday, giving up just an unearned run in four innings against the Angels.

Colon didn't walk anyone, gave up just two hits and was able to strike out three. The burly 44-year-old right-hander is battling for a spot in the back of the Texas rotation, and for the most part, he's looked like he can be the innings-eater he has been for a very long time. As fun of a story as he is, there's very little fantasy upside here.
Mar 11 - 5:46 PM

Bartolo Colon was charged with a pair of unearned runs over 2 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Athletics.

A Darwin Barney throwing error in the third inning didn't help, but Colon still gave up five hits and walked a batter while notching a couple punchouts. The big right-hander is in camp as a non-roster invitee and competing for a rotation spot.
Mar 6 - 5:11 PM

Bartolo Colon served up a solo home run in his two innings of work Thursday versus the Padres.

Wil Myers took Colon deep in the first inning before the veteran right-hander bounced back with a scoreless second. The 44-year-old right-hander is in Rangers camp as a non-roster invitee and is trying to capture a rotation spot. It would obviously help his odds if Texas goes with six starters as they've hinted.
Mar 1 - 6:12 PM

Rangers signed RHP Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com had reported on Saturday that the two sides were closing in on an agreement. The 44-year-old right-hander isn't ready to ride off into the sunset yet and could conceivably crack the Rangers' Opening Day rotation with a strong showing in the spring.
Feb 4 - 5:46 PM

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are in discussions on a minor league contract with veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon.

Sanchez notes that there is momentum here and a deal is expected to get done. The 44-year-old hurler posted a troublesome 6.48 ERA over 143 innings with the Braves and Twins in 2017. Putting him in Globe Life Park in Arlington just seems cruel at this stage. Colon leads all active MLB pitchers with 240 career wins across his 20 seasons in the big leagues.
Feb 3 - 11:52 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joey Gallo
2Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Renato Nunez
LF1Drew Robinson
2Ryan Rua
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Joe Palumbo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Keone Kela
2Kevin Jepsen
3Alex Claudio
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tim Lincecum
7Chris Martin
8Jesse Chavez
9Tony Barnette
10Ricardo Rodriguez
11Ronald Herrera