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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jesse Sanchez of 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

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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.
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

Twins purchased the contract of RHP Bartolo Colon from Triple-A Rochester.

Colon will make his Twins debut on Tuesday night against the Yankees despite struggling in his one appearance with Rochester and posting a brutal 8.14 ERA over 13 starts earlier this season with Atlanta. The veteran right-hander should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Jul 18 - 4:27 PM

Bartolo Colon will make his Twins debut Tuesday against the Yankees.

Colon wasn't particularly sharp in his first start for Triple-A Rochester (3 2/3 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 5 Ks, 2 BB), but apparently he showed enough to get a try in the big leagues. Coming off a rough first half in Atlanta, fantasy owners can probably steer clear of Big Sexy. His fastball reportedly topped out at 88 mph when he threw for Rochester on Thursday night.
Jul 15 - 4:42 PM

Twins signed RHP Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract.

The decision comes as a bit of a surprise, as many saw a reunion with the Mets as an inevitability. However, he might see the Twins as a situation where he has a better chance to win this year. There should also be a clear opening in the starting rotation before long. Colon is expected to report to the Twins' Triple-A affiliate in the coming days. The 44-year-old right-hander was hammered to the tune of a 8.14 ERA over 13 starts before the Braves recently cut ties with him.
Jul 7 - 8:48 PM

According to James Wagner of the New York Times, the Mets have "reached out" to free agent RHP Bartolo Colon.

Wagner said nothing is imminent while Mike Puma of the New York Post is hearing that Colon won't make a decision until Friday. Colon has also been contacted by other teams, though his history with the Mets should make New York the favorite. The right-hander struggled to an 8.14 ERA over 13 starts for Atlanta but could benefit from a change of scenery.
Jul 6 - 6:08 PM

Braves released RHP Bartolo Colon.

Colon was designated for assignment by the Braves last week and he passed through waivers unclaimed because of his $12.5 million salary. The 44-year-old right-hander posted a bloated 8.14 ERA over 13 starts with Atlanta, but some team might be willing to take a chance -- like the Mets, who are said to be "open" to a reunion.
Jul 6 - 12:10 PM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets remain open to a reunion with Bartolo Colon.

The speculation started as soon as Colon was designated for assignment by the Braves last week. The 44-year-old is still owed about half of his $12.5 million salary, so he's a sure thing to clear waivers and will be eligible to sign with any team on Thursday. Colon posted an unsightly 8.14 ERA over 13 starts with the Braves and might not have much left in the tank at this point, but Puma writes that the Mets view him as insurance for the rotation. Of course, he's also a fan and clubhouse favorite.
Jul 4 - 9:01 AM

According to's Anthony DiComo, the Mets will "at least consider" a reunion with Bartolo Colon.

Colon was designated for assignment on Thursday after pitching to a dismal 8.14 ERA over 13 starts with Atlanta earlier this year. The 44-year-old is a fan favorite in New York and the Mets could certainly use a starter with half of their rotation on the disabled list. However, Colon has little left in the tank and it's unlikely the team would put in a waiver claim for him given his enormous salary. The former Cy Young winner is entering the final lap of his illustrious and highly entertaining career.
Jun 29 - 5:55 PM

Braves designated RHP Bartolo Colon for assignment.

Colon ends his stay with the Braves having posted a brutal 2-8 record and 8.14 ERA in 13 starts. He got a one-year, $12.5 million free agent deal from Atlanta over the offseason and is sure to pass through waivers unclaimed because of the money that is still owed to him. This could very well be the end of the road for the 44-year-old right-hander.
Jun 29 - 2:22 PM

Bartolo Colon was pounded for six runs in four innings by the Padres in his return to the rotation on Wednesday.

This might not be it for Colon, but it should be the end of his Braves career; the team doesn't want to stick with a six-man rotation and Colon is now 2-8 with an 8.14 ERA after failing to hold his own against the league's second-worst offense.
Jun 29 - 1:27 AM

Braves activated RHP Bartolo Colon from the 10-day disabled list.

Colon initially hit the disabled list with a left oblique strain on June 6. He came down with a stiff back two weeks later to push back his return date. The veteran right-hander will toe the rubber against the Padres on Wednesday night. He has struggled to a 7.78 ERA this season.
Jun 28 - 7:02 PM

Bartolo Colon (oblique, back) will start Wednesday in San Diego.

Colon had been slated to return from an oblique injury a week ago but was scratched from that outing due to a stiff back. He's apparently feeling better now. The rotund righty holds an ugly 7.78 ERA this season.
Jun 27 - 7:29 PM

Bartolo Colon has been ruled out for Wednesday's scheduled start against the Giants due to a stiff back.

Colon is on the disabled list currently with a left oblique strain and will now remain on it for at least another couple of days -- possibly weeks. The veteran right-hander has posted a brutal 7.78 ERA in 12 starts this season for Atlanta.
Jun 20 - 4:39 PM

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