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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 picked up his 15th victory Sunday, holding the Astros to three runs over six innings in an 8-3 win.
He yielded eight hits, walked two and struck out four. Colon was up-and-down throughout the 2014 campaign but ultimately gave the Mets pretty much what they expected, posting a 4.09 ERA across 202 1/3 innings to go along with his 15 wins. He'll be back with an $11 million salary for next season. Sep 28 - 4:50 PM

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Bartolo Colon fell to 14-13 after allowing four runs in six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Colon wasn't quite as mediocre as the four runs would suggest, as all three scored on a mistake, a home run by Adam LaRoche. Overall, Colon gave up five hits and walked three while striking out four. As his record and 4.08 ERA suggest, the 41-year-old's first season with the Mets has been a mix of good and bad. He'll close the book on his season at home on Sunday against the Astros.
Sep 23 - 10:14 PM

Bartolo Colon surrendered 12 hits, but gave up only one run over 7 2/3 innings to earn his 14th win as the Mets handed the Marlins a 9-1 loss on Tuesday.

It's not often a pitcher can allow just one run to cross the plate while being taken for 12 hits, but Colon did just that. To his credit, he did not issue a walk and struck out seven. Colon is now 14-12 with a 4.02 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 143/25 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Nationals in D.C. on Tuesday next.
Sep 16 - 10:19 PM

Bartolo Colon struggled against the Nationals on Thursday, as he was taken for six runs (five earned) over three innings as the Mets fell 6-2.

Colon, now 13-12 on the season, was victimized early as Adam LaRoche slugged a two-run home run in the opening frame. The right-hander would give up another two-run bomb in the fourth to Anthony Rendon. Overall, Colon surrendered seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. He'll bring a mediocre 4.14 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 136/25 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's home start against the Marlins.
Sep 11 - 11:04 PM

Bartolo Colon was ejected from Thursday's start against the Nationals after hitting Jayson Werth with a pitch.

The hit by pitch came directly after an Anthony Rendon homer and after Colon had allowed six runs -- five earned -- over three innings, so it certainly appeared intentional. Mets manager Terry Collins was also ejected after arguing.
Sep 11 - 8:26 PM

Bartolo Colon pitched seven innings of two-run ball in Friday's 14-5 win over the Reds.

Colon was in complete control throughout his outing. When he left after seven innings, he had thrown just 85 pitches. The only runs against him came on a Devin Mesoraco home run in the first and an error by Colon himself that allowed a run to score in the second. Colon struck out two, walked one and scattered seven hits. Colon holds an ERA of 3.96, a WHIP of 1.16 and a 13-11 record. He'll face the Rockies in his next start.
Sep 6 - 1:03 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Daniel Murphy
2David Wright
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Matt den Dekker
3Eric Young Jr.
4Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Michael Cuddyer
2Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
7Rafael Montero
8Jack Leathersich
9Noah Syndergaard
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Erik Goeddel
8Dario Alvarez
9Gonzalez Germen
10Akeel Morris