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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Minnesota Twins
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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Mike Puma of the New York Post hears free agent Bartolo Colon "might" be open to a minor league deal with the Mets.
It's the Mets and only the Mets for the 44-year-old, though, Puma reports. It was reported last month that Colon wants to pitch in 2018, but no major league deals have materialized to this point. With the Mets' injury issues it might not be the worst idea for them to extend a minor league offer to Colon, although he put up a 6.48 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 143 innings last year. Sat, Dec 23, 2017 07:56:00 PM

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A source confirmed to Mark Feinsand of that Bartolo Colon plans to pitch in 2018.

Colon said "that's the goal" after his final start of the 2017 season. The 44-year-old right-hander posted an ugly 6.48 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 89/35 K/BB ratio in 143 total innings this summer between the Braves and Twins, but he'll probably get a shot somewhere if he's not worried about financial or roster guarantees.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 08:19:00 PM

Bartolo Colon said Sunday that he still hopes to pitch next season.

Colon promised his late mother he would pitch past his 45th birthday next May and he intends to make due on that plan. "That’s the goal," said Colon. "That’s what I promised my old lady and that’s what I want to do." Colon received a standing ovation from Twins fans on Sunday after allowing one run over 6 1/3 innings against the Tigers. It will be interesting to see what the market is for Colon after he struggled with a 6.48 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 89/35 K/BB ratio in 143 innings between the Braves and Twins this season. He's sitting on 240 career wins, which ties him with Frank Tanana for 56th on the all-time list.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 09:46:00 AM

Bartolo Colon pitched well in a victory over the Tigers on Sunday, allowing just one run on three hits over his 6 1/3 innings.

The 44-year-old hurler struck out four and walked one in the ballgame. The only blemish on his day was a solo homer by Alex Presley in the third inning. Colon finishes the regular season 7-14 with a 6.48 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 89/35 K/BB ratio in 143 innings between the Twins and Braves.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:44:00 PM

Bartolo Colon left his start Tuesday night against the Indians because of an illness.

Colon yielded two runs on three hits in the bottom of the first inning and was replaced by Tyler Duffey before the bottom of the second. This might go down as the final career major league appearance for Colon, unless the Twins make a deep run in the postseason and get desperate for a fresh arm. Colon turns 45 years old next May.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 08:00:00 PM

Bartolo Colon was bombed for six earned runs over just 3 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees.

This one will hurt the Twins' postseason hopes. Colon looked relatively good until the bottom of the third, when Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez slugged back-to-back homers as part of a three-run frame. New York then poured on six runs in the bottom of the fourth and two more in the fifth. Colon has a wretched 6.63 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 135 2/3 total innings this season between Atlanta and Minnesota.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 04:46:00 PM

Bartolo Colon took a third straight loss after allowing four runs in six innings Friday against the Blue Jays.

Colon was fine in the first of the three losses, so the Twins aren't going to yank him from the rotation. Still, it'd be helpful to the cause if he can get back to where he was in August. He's now 4-5 with a 4.80 ERA in 12 starts for Minnesota.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Bartolo Colon gave up six runs and didn't make it out of the second inning Sunday in a loss to the Royals.

Yikes. Colon didn't have it today, and the Royals took advantage. As fun as he is to watch because of his size and age, he's really not an effective pitcher at this point, and you better have a very good defense behind him. His ERA is now 6.43, and his win-loss record sits at 6-12. His next start will be Friday against the Blue Jays.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 06:03:00 PM

Bartolo Colon took a loss to the Rays after allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings on Tuesday.

Colon did his part, turning in his fourth straight quality start, but there was no run support to be had tonight. He's now 4-3 with a 3.94 ERA in 10 starts for the Twins. Next up for him is a start Sunday against the Royals.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 09:56:00 PM

Bartolo Colon yielded three runs in six innings and struck out eight against the White Sox on Thursday.

Colon topped his previous season high for strikeouts by two. He didn't factor into the decision today, but the Twins prevailed in his start for the fifth time in six tries this month. He had a 3.40 ERA over the span.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Bartolo Colon picked up his sixth victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Blue Jays to one run on nine hits across 6 2/3 innings.

Colon, who is seemingly rejuvenated by pitching in meaningful games, walked one and didn't strike out a batter in the contest. Despite his inability to miss bats though, the only damage against him came on a solo homer off the bat of Justin Smoak in the third inning. The 44-year-old hurler will carry a 6.35 ERA and 1.63 WHIP into Thursday's outing against the White Sox.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 10:20:00 PM

Bartolo Colon allowed four earned runs over six innings but picked up a win Sunday versus the Diamondbacks.

Minnesota jumped out to a huge 9-0 lead in the first inning and Colon went into cruise control. He gave up seven hits -- including three home runs -- but the Diamondbacks never really threatened a comeback. The veteran right-hander will bring a 5-10 record and 6.66 ERA into his next start on the road versus the Blue Jays.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 05:51:00 PM

Bartolo Colon surrendered three runs in five innings Tuesday in a loss to the Indians.

The runs came on solo homers from Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis and Edwin Encarnacion. Colon gave up four more hits and four walks, but none of those resulted in any damage. Colon is now 4-10 with a 6.70 ERA for the season. He'll face Arizona on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 11:38:00 PM

Bartolo Colon blanked the Brewers for seven innings to win Wednesday.

The Twins are back at .500 at 56-56 after winning their last four games. Colon, who was left for dead by the Braves, has won back-to-back starts and lowered his ERA from 7.70 to 6.77 this month. AL-only leaguers would still be smart to stay away.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 11:59:00 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up four runs in a complete game victory over the Rangers on Friday.

Colon didn’t look long for this one after giving up two runs in the first inning, but he settled down from there. He ended up giving up nine hits in all (including a solo homer to Carlos Gomez in the ninth inning) while striking out five and walking just one. It was his first complete game since 2015. At 44 years and 72 days old, Colon is the oldest AL pitcher to record a nine-inning complete game and get the win since Nolan Ryan did it on July 4, 1992. Ryan was 45 years and 155 days old at the time. Colon is nearing the end of the line of his lengthy career, but he’s still doing some fun things.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 01:18:00 AM

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