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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (43) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 283
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1993 / UDFA / CLE
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Bartolo Colon turned in another clunker, getting ripped for six earned runs in 3 2/3 innings against the Tigers on Saturday.
This comes after he gave up five runs in three innings his last time out. The 43-year-old is saddled with a 9.20 ERA after 14 2/3 innings of work. This will be his first year with the Braves after spending the last three with the Mets. He went 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA in 191 2/3 innings in 2016. Mar 18 - 6:27 PM

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Bartolo Colon surrendered five runs and eight hits in three innings Monday against the Pirates.

Colon had a rough one today against a lineup that included just one starter (the Pirates even let their pitcher hit today, while the Braves used as a DH). It doesn't mean anything as far as the regular season goes, but one wonders if it will play into his decision whether to join the Dominican Republic for round two of the WBC.
Mar 13 - 5:20 PM

Bartolo Colon has not decided whether he will pitch for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

Colon could join the Dominican Republic team should they advance to the second round of the WBC. To be determined. The Braves inked the veteran right-hander to a one-year, $12.5 million contract in mid-November.
Mar 8 - 9:31 PM

Bartolo Colon made his spring debut with the Braves while allowing a run in two innings in a 7-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He gave up three hits but no walks while striking out one. He will turn 44 years old in May but still knows how to win games. He went 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA as a Met last year.
Feb 25 - 5:58 PM

Braves signed RHP Bartolo Colon to a one-year, $12.5 million contract.

The deal was agreed to last week and then finalized Thursday after Colon passed his pre-signing physical. The veteran right-hander posted an impressive 3.43 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 191 2/3 innings this past season for the Mets, but he turns 44 years old next May and it's not yet clear how the Braves' new ballpark will play. Atlanta also signed 42-year-old starter R.A. Dickey earlier this month.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 03:25:00 PM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves have signed Bartolo Colon, pending a physical.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports was first to report that Colon had signed somewhere, and FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says it's a one-year deal worth $12.5 million. The Braves have now inked contracts with a 42-year-old R.A. Dickey and a 43-year-old Colon in back-to-back days. The effectiveness for either or both pitcher could fall off a cliff at any moment, but the Braves are obviously hoping they can each be solid innings-eaters for another year. Colon put up a nice 3.43 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 191 2/3 innings in 2016.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 10:22:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Bartolo Colon has agreed to a contract with an unidentified team.

Heyman isn't sure which club it is but does know that it's not the Mets. Colon was 43 years of age for much of the 2016 season but still managed to post a 3.43 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 191 2/3 innings. His effectiveness could come to a screeching halt at any point, but he's probably not a bad investment for some team on a one-year contract.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 10:12:00 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated Monday that re-signing Bartolo Colon wouldn't be a high priority.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported last month that the Mets had interest in retaining the rotund right-hander, but Alderson seems to like the club's rotation depth. Colon will turn 44 next May but should draw some interest in this weak pitching market.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 09:02:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Mets have interest in re-signing Bartolo Colon but "nothing is close."

Colon hasn't slowed down at all despite turning 43 in May. His 15 wins this year were 10th-most in the National League while his 3.43 ERA was the NL's 13th-lowest. Colon should attract interest from a number of teams, but New York remains his most likely landing spot.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 09:03:00 PM

Should the Mets win the Wild Card Game against the Giants on Wednesday, Bartolo Colon or Robert Gsellman would start Game 1 of the NLDS.

Colon is an option to pitch out of the bullpen during the Wild Card Game. Should the Mets not need him in that capacity on Wednesday, though, he would start the first game of the NLDS (assuming a victory). Gsellman would start Game 1 if Colon is used out of the bullpen in relief of Noah Syndergaard during Wednesday's winner-take-all contest against Madison Bumgarner and friends.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 05:06:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that two of Bartolo Colon, Seth Lugo, and Robert Gsellman will be available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's Wild Card game against the Giants.

Whoever is left off the roster will be held back to start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cubs if the Mets advance. We will get more clarity on the specifics when rosters are announced on Wednesday.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 01:24:00 PM

Bartolo Colon earned his 15th victory of the season and secured the top wild card spot in the National League for the Mets on Saturday with a strong showing over five innings of two-run ball against the Phillies.

The ageless wonder scattered five hits on the day and didn't walk a batter. All of the damage against him came on one mighty swing of the bat by Ryan Howard in the fifth inning. He concludes a terrific regular season with a 15-8 record, 3.43 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 128/32 K/BB ratio over 191 2/3 innings.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 04:17:00 PM

Bartolo Colon's next start could be pushed back to Sunday if the Mets clinch a Wild Card spot on Friday.

Colon has been battling a sprained tendon in his right foot for a couple weeks and really struggled in his last outing in Miami. Getting the big righty as much rest as possible down the stretch is probably wise.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 04:29:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Bartolo Colon could start against the Phillies on Friday.

Colon is currently slated to toe the rubber on Saturday. He threw just 47 pitches in his last start, as the Marlins blasted him for seven runs in 2 1/3 innings. And it was later revealed that the big right-hander has been pitching through a sprained tendon in his right foot. One benefit of starting Colon on Friday is that it would line him up on regular rest for the Wild Card Game next Wednesday. Colon would be a fallback option for that elimination game (if the Mets get in) should Noah Syndergaard be needed for a longer outing on Sunday in order to secure a spot.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 04:23:00 PM

Bartolo Colon suffered a sprained tendon in his right foot two weeks ago while running the bases.

That might help explain why he got blown up for seven runs over just 2 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Marlins. It was the worst start of the season for Colon, whose ERA jumped from 3.12 to 3.42. The hope is he can continue to pitch through the foot injury.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 05:07:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Sean Rodriguez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3R.A. Dickey
4Jaime Garcia
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Matt Wisler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Ian Krol
5Jose Ramirez
6Daniel Winkler
7Josh Collmenter
8Chaz Roe
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Kevin Chapman
12Blaine Boyer
13Eric O'Flaherty
14Sam Freeman