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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (40) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 283
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Bartolo Colon allowed nine runs on 11 hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Angels.
Colon served up three homers and four runs in the game's first inning, and it didn't get much better from there. He finished with 11 hits allowed, including four homers, and two walks issued. He'd been much better in his first two starts of the year, and he'll try to get back on track against the Braves next weekend. Apr 13 - 6:56 PM

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Bartolo Colon pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just six hits, as the Mets topped the Braves 4-0 on Tuesday.

Colon didn't allow a runner to advance past second base in his seven innings, keeping the Braves to five singles and a Freddie Freeman double while not issuing a single walk. The burly right-hander also struck out five on the night. An interleague matchup at the Angels is on tap for Sunday.
Apr 8 - 10:45 PM

Bartolo Colon turned in a quality start in his Mets debut against the Nationals on Wednesday, allowing three runs over six innings, but took the loss.

Colon struck out four and allowed six hits, including two solo home runs to Ian Desmond and opposing pitcher Gio Gonzalez. Colon, coming off of two solid seasons with the Athletics, inked a two-year deal with the Mets over the off-season. The 40-year-old should enjoy the similarly pitcher-friendly confines of Citi Field.
Apr 2 - 10:34 PM

Bartolo Colon held a Marlins split-squad to two runs in 6 2/3 innings in the Mets' 10-2 win Saturday.

Colon also had a hit today. The portly 40-year-old hasn't had one in a regular-season game since 2005, and he's just 10-for-96 with 56 strikeouts lifetime. The Mets could care less if he makes outs at the same rate this year; they just don't want him to get hurt swinging or running the bases.
Mar 22 - 4:27 PM

Bartolo Colon allowed four runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings against the Cubs Saturday.

Two of the seven hits found the bleachers, raising his spring ERA to 7.27. The right-hander didn't strike out a single batter over his 4 2/3 innings. Despite his struggles, his spot in the rotation isn't in danger.
Mar 15 - 7:40 PM

Bartolo Colon surrendered three runs and five hits in four innings Monday versus the Marlins.

Colon was making his spring debut after suffering from some calf tightness last month. Obviously, he managed to continue building stamina during his absence -- he wouldn't have pitched four innings today if not -- but the Mets didn't want him having to field his position until he was past the tightness.
Mar 10 - 4:38 PM

Bartolo Colon (calf) will make his Grapefruit League debut on Monday.

Colon threw 54 pitches in a scrimmage on Thursday, clearing the way for him to appear in his first game. The veteran right-hander has been nursing some calf tightness since early on in camp, but it appears the issue is behind him. The big right-hander could start on Opening Day if Jon Niese (shoulder) isn't ready.
Mar 7 - 8:34 AM

Bartolo Colon (calf) threw 54 pitches in a scrimmage on Thursday morning in Mets camp.

Colon is hoping to make his Grapefruit League debut on Monday. He came down with some calf tightness at the end of February, so the Mets have been moving him along slowly. The veteran right-hander signed a two-year, $20 million contract with New York in December.
Mar 6 - 10:42 AM

Bartolo Colon (calf) will appear in a "B" game on Thursday.

The Mets aren't letting Colon do any running after he tweaked his right calf last week, but it hasn't affected his throwing schedule. The big right-hander could start on Opening Day if Jon Niese (shoulder) isn't ready.
Mar 2 - 9:34 AM

Bartolo Colon (calf) will throw his scheduled bullpen session on Friday.

Colon isn't allowed to run while nursing some minor right calf tightness, but it's not going to affect his throwing schedule. The injury is of no concern as long as it doesn't get worse.
Feb 27 - 7:02 PM

Bartolo Colon is currently dealing with some calf tightness.

It's not considered major, but the Mets are being cautious, especially now that Jon Niese is dealing with shoulder soreness. Colon will likely be the Opening Day starter if Niese begins the season on the disabled list.
Feb 26 - 1:37 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets and Bartolo Colon have agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract, pending a physical.

Sweeny Murti of WFAN previously reported that the two sides were discussing a deal. Colon turns 41 in May, so giving him a two-year deal is a bit of a risk, but the price is reasonable enough in this market. The veteran right-hander posted a 2.65 ERA and 117/29 K/BB ratio over 190 1/3 innings this past season with Oakland. He'll join a Mets' rotation which also includes Jon Niese, Dillon Gee, and Zack Wheeler.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 05:21:00 PM

Sweeny Murti of WFAN reports that the Mets are discussing a two-year deal with Bartolo Colon.

Murti previously reported that a deal was done, but nothing has been finalized yet. Colon, 40, posted a 2.65 ERA and 117/29 K/BB ratio over 190 1/3 innings this past season with Oakland. He'd provide a quality innings-eater with Matt Harvey (elbow) out for the year.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Bartolo Colon's representatives are asking for a two-year deal, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.

And there's enough interest in the 40-year-old right-hander that it seems feasible. Colon posted a 2.65 ERA and 117/29 K/BB ratio in 190 1/3 innings this past season for the A's. He has been linked to the Orioles, Rangers, Mets, Mariners and Orioles, among others.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 08:42:00 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Orioles met with Bartolo Colon's representatives Tuesday.

They're one of a handful of clubs interested in the right-hander along with the Rangers, Mets, Mariners and Royals. Colon posted a 2.65 ERA and 117/29 K/BB ratio in 190 1/3 innings this past season. He'll turn 41 in May but still might be able to get a two-year deal.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 11:47:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2Ike Davis
3Josh Satin
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Andrew Brown
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jenrry Mejia
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Valverde
2Kyle Farnsworth
3Scott Rice
4Gonzalez Germen
5Jeurys Familia
6Carlos Torres
7John Lannan
8Bobby Parnell