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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets don't expect to trade Bartolo Colon prior to Thursday's deadline.

Puma says the Mets aren't willing to eat any of the $13 million owed to Colon, which conflicts with what Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reported last week (he said they'd be willing to eat $2 million). CBS Sports' Jon Heyman noted Tuesday that there "doesn't appear to be a great market" for Colon. The Royals, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pirates and Braves have been connected to the righty.
Jul 30 - 12:55 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News hears from major league sources that the Royals could be interested in the Mets' Bartolo Colon or the Phillies' A.J. Burnett.

Martino notes that the Royals might not be able to add the payroll necessary to acquire Colon or Burnett, but the team's evaluators like both pitchers. Colon, who got the best of Burnett on Monday, is owed $11 million next season. Burnett's contract includes a complicated player option for 2015 which already guarantees him $7.5 million. It will increase to $12.75 million if he makes 30 starts this season. He has already made 23 starts.
Jul 29 - 3:23 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that there "doesn't appear to be a great market" for Mets' right-hander Bartolo Colon.

Colon has posted a 3.88 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over 21 starts this season, but he's 41 years old and under contract for $11 million next season, so there is some hesitation about dealing for him. However, things could change in a hurry if teams move on from more high-profile names like Jon Lester, Cole Hamels, David Price, and John Lackey. The Mets could wait until August to make a deal or possibly move him over the offseason.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 29 - 10:00 AM

Bartolo Colon scattered 10 hits while holding the Phillies to one run in 7 2/3 innings in Monday's win.

Colon hasn't been nearly as effective as he was last year, but he's lasted at least seven innings in 14 of 21 starts this year and allowed three runs or fewer 15 times. The Mets could cash him in if someone makes a nice offer this week, but since he still looks like he'll be an asset in 2015, their under no pressure to make a deal.
Jul 28 - 10:38 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pirates and Braves have scouts at Monday's Bartolo Colon versus A.J. Burnett matchup.

It's not clear which pitcher each team is evaluating (and it's possible they're evaluating both). Colon certainly got the better of the matchup, as he tossed 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball, while Burnett was tagged for seven runs over five frames. Both pitchers could be moved prior to Thursday's deadline.
Jul 28 - 9:34 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets are willing to eat about $2 million of what remains on Bartolo Colon’s two-year, $20 million contract.

Colon is making $9 million this season and is owed $11 million next year. Martino adds that it's "been clear for weeks" that the Mets would like to trade Colon, who has posted a 4.03 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 100/19 K/BB ratio in 134 innings this season. He might wind up being a fallback option for contenders that lose out on the bigger names on the market.
Jul 25 - 12:08 PM

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

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

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