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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (41) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 283
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Bartolo Colon was lit up for six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Saturday as the Mets lost to the Phillies.
Colon was doing well until the top of the fifth, when Marlon Byrd slugged a solo homer. The Phillies then poured on five more runs in the top of the sixth. Colon will carry a 12-11 record and 4.01 ERA into his next scheduled start on the road against the Reds. Aug 30 - 10:13 PM

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated Thursday that Bartolo Colon is unlikely to be traded.

"I would say right now there's a lot less going on than some people speculate," Alderson said. It's not terribly surprising, as there have been recent reports on the three teams most connected with Colon -- the Angels, Dodgers and Royals -- downplaying interest in the righty. Colon would have to be traded by Sunday in order to be eligible for a playoff roster.
Aug 28 - 7:23 PM

MLB Network's Peter Gammons said the Dodgers' interest in Bartolo Colon "apparently is more fiction than non-fiction."

The Dodgers have continually been included in the Colon trade rumors after he passed through waivers a few days ago. It makes sense that they wouldn't have a ton of interest, though, with both Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu trending in the right direction. The Angels appear to be the lone serious suitor for Colon at this point.
Aug 27 - 6:43 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Royals haven't been in touch with the Mets regarding Bartolo Colon since prior to the trade deadline.

Assuming Yordano Ventura's back issue is as minor as it seems, the Royals don't really have a need for Colon. It would also be hard for them to fit his $11 million salary for 2015 onto their payroll. The Dodgers and Angels have also been connected to Colon, who has cleared revocable waivers and can be dealt to anyone.
Aug 27 - 2:43 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that there is still "active interest" in Bartolo Colon.

Colon has cleared revocable waivers, so he is now eligible to be traded to any team. One American League executive told Martino that he expects the Angels, Dodgers and Royals to be the most engaged for the veteran righty, though Kansas City might not be able to afford him. The Mets were reportedly willing to eat about $2 million of his $11 million salary for next season leading up to the trade deadline last month and Martino hears that little has changed.
Aug 26 - 10:07 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Bartolo Colon has cleared revocable waivers.

It means that he can now be traded to any team, and there would seem to be a good chance a deal goes down. The Angels in particular would make a lot of sense as a landing spot for Colon, who holds a 3.82 ERA and 130/22 K/BB ratio over 167 1/3 innings this season. He's making $9 million this season and is owed $11 million in 2015.
Aug 25 - 6:41 PM

Bartolo Colon held the Dodgers to two runs over six innings in a win on Sunday.

Colon, who was starting for the first time since his mother's death, allowed five hits and a walk in the outing. The right-hander struck out five. With the win, Colon moved to 12-10 with a 3.82 ERA. Colon will travel back to the Dominican Republic for his mother's funeral, so it's unclear when he'll make his next start.
Aug 24 - 9:34 PM

FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that Bartolo Colon has gone on revocable waivers.

If Colon clears waivers, he could be traded to any team this year. If not, he can only be dealt to the team awarded the claim. That means every other team would have to pass on claiming him for the Angels to have a shot at him. One imagines the Mets would have had a better shot at getting him through waivers a week ago. Now that Garrett Richards is down, some AL team will probably claim him just to ensure the Angels can't get him.
Aug 23 - 2:26 PM

Mets activated RHP Bartolo Colon from the bereavement list.

Colon was away for a few days following the death of his mother. He won't start until Sunday, but the Mets have decided to go ahead and activate him.
Aug 22 - 5:32 PM

Bartolo Colon will start Sunday at the Dodgers before returning to the Dominican Republic for his mother's funeral.

Colon missed his Monday start and has been on the bereavement list after his mother lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this week. He will fly back to the Dominican Republic briefly, but he shouldn't miss another turn in the rotation after his Sunday start.
Aug 20 - 7:20 PM

Mets placed RHP Bartolo Colon on the bereavement list.

Colon was scratched from Monday's start to fly back to the Dominican Republic, where his mother died following a battle with breast cancer. The Mets haven't announced when he will return.
Aug 19 - 11:37 PM

Bartolo Colon has been scratched from his scheduled Monday afternoon start against the Cubs.

Colon's mother is "extremely ill," according to ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, so the right-hander was excused from the team on Monday morning. Carlos Torres will take the mound in his place as the Mets wrap up a four-game series against the visiting Cubs. Colon's next turn is to-be-determined. He will be placed on the bereavement list Tuesday so the Mets can call up an extra pitcher.
Aug 18 - 10:04 AM

Bartolo Colon pitched well, but fell to 11-10 after allowing two runs (one earned) over seven innings as the Mets lost to the Nationals on Wednesday.

Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats' bullpen was just a hair better than Colon, who allowed six hits and one walk while striking out eight. Both runs crossed the plate in the seventh. Colon now has a 3.85 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and a 125/21 K/BB ratio. He'll take his next shot against the Cubs at home on Monday.
Aug 13 - 10:27 PM

Bartolo Colon notched his 200th career victory Friday with eight innings of one-run ball against the Phillies.

Colon scattered six hits while walking none and striking out six. The only damage against him was a solo homer by Marlon Byrd in the seventh. The veteran right-hander has been up-and-down this season, with a 3.97 ERA across 23 starts. It will be interesting to see if he's moved in a waiver trade this month.
Aug 8 - 10:28 PM

Bartolo Colon was touched up for six runs over just 4 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Colon struck out five and didn't walk anyone, but he gave up eight hits, including two that went over the fence. It was his shortest outing since May 1, as Colon had gone at least seven innings in seven of his last 10 starts. The big right-hander will try to bounce back in Philadelphia next weekend.
Aug 3 - 4:01 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell