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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 carried a perfect game into the seventh inning Wednesday in the Mets' 3-2 win over the Mariners.
Robinson Cano ended the bid for perfection with a two-out single to shallow left field in the bottom of the seventh. Colon then gave up two runs in the eighth but wound up with his ninth victory of 2014. The 41-year-old right-hander has a 4.03 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 100/19 K/BB ratio in 134 innings this season. The Mets are known to be shopping him with the July 31 trade deadline drawing near. Jul 23 - 6:56 PM

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Newsday's Marc Carig reports that teams have started calling the Mets about Bartolo Colon.

Carig notes that the Mets are gauging the market and don’t seem inclined to eat money to make a deal work. Colon is making $9 million and will earn $11 million in 2015. The rotund right-hander holds a 4.12 ERA and 95/18 K/BB ratio over 126 2/3 innings for the Mets this season.
Jul 22 - 8:02 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that teams have yet to call the Mets regarding Bartolo Colon.

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported Monday that the Mets have let clubs know the big right-hander is available, but it appears the interest hasn't been there just yet. Ultimately, though, there are always teams looking for pitching, and Colon has pitched really well after a rough start, posting a 2.74 ERA over his last 10 outings. He's a good bet to be moved later this month.
Jul 15 - 6:28 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York confirms the Mets have made it known that Bartolo Colon is available.

Colon wrapped up the first half of the season with a win last Thursday against the Braves and heads into the All-Star break with a cool 3.99 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 89/17 K/BB ratio in 121 2/3 frames. The veteran innings-eater should draw quite a bit of interest as contending teams look to beef up the back end of their starting rotations. He's making $9 million this year and owed $11 million in 2015.
Jul 14 - 12:59 PM

Bartolo Colon evened out his record at 8-8 with a loss after allowing three runs in eight innings to the Braves in Thursday's start.

Colon rebounded from a pair of rough outings against the Pirates and Rangers, but he was out-pitched by fellow veteran Aaron Harang. Colon allowed ten hits, walked none, and struck out seven. Going into the All-Star break, Colon carries a 3.99 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and an 89/17 K/BB ratio.
Jul 10 - 10:12 PM

Bartolo Colon surrendered five earned runs in seven innings Saturday in a loss to the Rangers.

The struggling Texas lineup got to him for eight hits -- including two home runs. Colon is now 8-7 on the season with a 4.04 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. He'll try to right the ship next week at home against the Braves. The veteran right-hander is expected to be made available to teams leading into the July 31 trade deadline.
Jul 5 - 10:28 PM

Mike Puma reports that the Mets "will listen to offers for Bartolo Colon and may actively shop the veteran right-hander."

Well, of course they are. Colon inked a two-year, $20 million contract over the winter and has pitched well of late after a slow start, putting up a 3.88 ERA over 16 starts overall. He's owed roughly $14.5 million through the end of 2015, but that shouldn't really be a stumbling block to get a deal done. Puma notes that Mets general manager Sandy Alderson "has no pressure to deal Colon, and the Mets could wait past the July 31 non-waiver deadline in attempting to maximize their return."
Jul 3 - 10:43 PM

Bartolo Colon fell to 8-6, allowing five runs over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

Colon entered Sunday's start on a streak of dominance, posting a 1.58 ERA over his last 51 1/3 innings spanning seven starts, but the Pirates were able to get to him. The right-hander allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out two. Colon now has a 3.88 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 79/15 K/BB ratio. He'll look to straighten out in his next start against the Rangers at home.
Jun 29 - 4:55 PM

Bartolo Colon earned his eighth win, allowing one run over eight innings as the Mets defeated the A's on Tuesday.

Colon entered the game having posted a 1.66 ERA over his past six starts spanning 43 1/3 innings. The success continued on Tuesday, as Colon allowed only four hits and a walk while striking out eight. On the season, Colon has a 3.67 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 77/14 K/BB ratio in 100 2/3 innings. He'll go up against the Pirates on the road in his next start.
Jun 24 - 9:48 PM

Bartolo Colon hurled eight innings of one-run ball in the Mets' 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Colon also helped his own cause at the plate with a double and a run scored in the sixth inning. It was his first-ever extra-base hit and only the second time he had crossed home plate as a major leaguer. The big man yielded just four hits to the red-hot Cardinals, helping the Mets avoid a three-game sweep. Colon will carry a 7-5 record, 3.88 ERA, and 1.20 WHIP into his next outing at home against the A's.
Jun 18 - 4:33 PM

Bartolo Colon held the Padres to two runs over 7 1/3 innings as part of a 6-2 victory on Friday.

Colon gave up a two-run homer to Rene Rivera in the second inning, but he held the Padres off the board the rest of the way, retiring 18 batters in a row at one point. The 41-year-old right-hander fanned seven and walked just one batter in the victory. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his last five starts, improving his ERA to 4.15 for the year. He'll try to keep it going next week against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Jun 14 - 1:22 AM

Bartolo Colon gave up two runs over seven innings Monday in a win over the Phillies.

Colon walked three batters for the first time since August 7 of last year, but he worked into the eighth inning for the third straight start. His ERA now stands at 4.52, his lowest since April 24. He'll look to keep moving in the right direction when he takes on the Giants this weekend.
Jun 2 - 11:42 PM

Bartolo Colon struck out nine while holding the Pirates scoreless over 7 1/3 innings in Wednesday's 5-0 victory.

Mets manager surprisingly let Colon lead off in the bottom of the seventh inning of a 3-0 game before sending him back out for the eighth at 107 pitches. He allowed a lineout and a pair of singles before Jeurys Familia bailed him out with an inning-ending double play. It's been an up-and-down season for the rotund righty, but he's now put up two stellar starts in a row. He'll carry a 4.73 ERA into Philadelphia on Monday.
May 28 - 4:45 PM

Bartolo Colon bounced back Saturday against the Nationals, tossing eight innings of two-run ball.

Colon was shelled for seven runs -- six earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Monday against the Yankees. He had a much easier time on Saturday versus Washington, allowing just five hits and one walk over his eight impressive frames. He'll carry a 3-5 record, 5.34 ERA, and 1.34 WHIP into his next scheduled outing at home against the Diamondbacks. That ERA should drop soon.
May 17 - 7:01 PM

Bartolo Colon was tagged for seven runs -- six earned -- in 5 2/3 innings by the Yankees on Monday.

Most of the damage came on a Brett Gardner grand slam, just the third allowed by Colon in his long career. The previous ones were hit by Carlos Lee in 1999 and Alex Rodriguez in 2005. Colon also gave up three runs in the sixth, two of which were a result of Kelly Johnson's triple to the gap, a ball that likely would have been run down by Juan Lagares had he not been on the bench.
May 12 - 11:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
3Bobby Abreu
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
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