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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
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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. Sep 20 - 4:46 PM

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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.
Sep 16 - 12:00 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.
Sep 10 - 6:03 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.
Sep 5 - 9:56 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.
Aug 31 - 4:47 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.
Aug 25 - 10:20 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.
Aug 20 - 5:51 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.
Aug 15 - 11:38 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.
Aug 9 - 11:59 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.
Aug 5 - 1:18 AM

Bartolo Colon tossed a quality start while taking a no-decision in Sunday's 12-inning loss to the A's, allowing three runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Colon gave up two runs in the third inning and one more in the fifth (that one on a solo homer by Jaycob Brugman. He finished up his afternoon's work having struck out one and walked one. In three starts since joining the Twins, the veteran hurler owns a 5.87 ERA and 1.63 WHIP. He will try to build on Sunday's respectable result when he helps play host to the Rangers in his next scheduled outing.
Jul 30 - 8:19 PM

Bartolo Colon allowed three earned runs, eight hits and no walks over five innings with two strikeouts in a no-decision Monday in a road start against the Dodgers.

Colon threw 44 of his 64 pitches for strikes, pitching slightly better than his team debut against the Yankees last Tuesday. Still, he owns a rough 7.00 ERA over his first two starts since signing with Minnesota. Since the Twins are in contention, it's hard to see them giving him many more chances until he shows dramatic improvement soon.
Jul 25 - 10:56 AM

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com hears that Bartolo Colon is "focused on pitching for the Twins."

Colon, himself, told ESPN's Marly Rivera that he is kicking around potentially retiring, but Sanchez passes along that Colon is not dead-set on the notion. The 44-year-old right-hander is next scheduled to start against the Dodgers. He has struggled to an 8.19 ERA in 14 appearances this season and surrendered four runs on eight hits across four-plus innings against the Yankees in his Twins debut on Tuesday.
Jul 19 - 4:22 PM

Bartolo Colon told ESPN's Marly Rivera that he is considering retirement.

Colon will make his second start in a Twins uniform early next week against the Dodgers, but if it doesn't go so well the 44-year-old right-hander might hang up his cleats for good. Colon allowed four earned runs on eight hits over four-plus innings Tuesday in his Minnesota debut. He has an 8.19 ERA in 14 total appearances this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 19 - 12:56 PM

Bartolo Colon yielded four runs and eight hits in four-plus innings Tuesday in a loss to the Yankees.

It was one run through four innings, but Colon gave up a single and two doubles to start the fifth and was pulled. Colon wasn't promised anything beyond the start tonight, so it's unclear whether he'll get a chance to stick in the Twins rotation. Justin Haley is probably next in line.
Jul 19 - 12:05 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
3Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
2Niko Goodrum
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Hector Santiago
4Adalberto Mejia
5Bartolo Colon
6Kyle Gibson
7Aaron Slegers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Belisle
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Trevor Hildenberger
6Ryan Pressly
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Dillon Gee
9Alan Busenitz
10Nik Turley
11John Curtiss
12Trevor May
13Phil Hughes
14Buddy Boshers