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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Texas Rangers
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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Rangers signed RHP Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Jesse Sanchez of had reported on Saturday that the two sides were closing in on an agreement. The 44-year-old right-hander isn't ready to ride off into the sunset yet and could conceivably crack the Rangers' Opening Day rotation with a strong showing in the spring. Feb 4 - 5:46 PM

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Jesse Sanchez of reports that the Rangers are in discussions on a minor league contract with veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon.

Sanchez notes that there is momentum here and a deal is expected to get done. The 44-year-old hurler posted a troublesome 6.48 ERA over 143 innings with the Braves and Twins in 2017. Putting him in Globe Life Park in Arlington just seems cruel at this stage. Colon leads all active MLB pitchers with 240 career wins across his 20 seasons in the big leagues.
Feb 3 - 11:52 AM

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Thursday that it is still unlikely the Mets will reunite with Bartolo Colon, even on a minor league deal.

Colon is a popular guy in Queens and the Mets were said to be in discussions with the 44-year-old right-hander earlier this offseason, but that door has apparently closed. Colon registered an unsightly 6.48 ERA in 143 innings (28 starts) last season between the Braves and Twins. He turns 45 years old in May.
Feb 1 - 11:53 AM

According to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, the Mets haven't been in touch with Bartolo Colon recently.

This comes after Ervin Santana said Saturday that Colon told him the Mets were interested in a reunion. Ackert's sources didn't rule out the possibility, but it's not something they are actively talking about and it doesn't appear to be a priority. While the 44-year-old Colon was a fan favorite during his time in Queens, he's coming off an ugly 6.48 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 2017. If he intends on continuing his career, he'll likely have to earn his way there with a minor league deal.
Jan 22 - 3:10 PM

Ervin Santana said Saturday that he was told last week by Bartolo Colon that the Mets are interested in signing Colon.

Colon, who turns 45 in May, is interested in continuing his career but only wants to do so with the Mets. The veteran right-hander is aiming to get six more wins to supplant Dennis Martinez as the winningest pitcher from Latin America. Mike Puma of the New York Post reported last month that the Mets had "minimal" interest in Colon even on a minor league contract, but perhaps they'll wind up taking a shot on him for some much-needed depth. Colon held an ugly 6.48 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 2017.
Jan 21 - 2:33 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post hears free agent Bartolo Colon "might" be open to a minor league deal with the Mets.

It's the Mets and only the Mets for the 44-year-old, though, Puma reports. It was reported last month that Colon wants to pitch in 2018, but no major league deals have materialized to this point. With the Mets' injury issues it might not be the worst idea for them to extend a minor league offer to Colon, although he put up a 6.48 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 143 innings last year.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 07:56:00 PM

A source confirmed to Mark Feinsand of that Bartolo Colon plans to pitch in 2018.

Colon said "that's the goal" after his final start of the 2017 season. The 44-year-old right-hander posted an ugly 6.48 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 89/35 K/BB ratio in 143 total innings this summer between the Braves and Twins, but he'll probably get a shot somewhere if he's not worried about financial or roster guarantees.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 08:19:00 PM

Bartolo Colon said Sunday that he still hopes to pitch next season.

Colon promised his late mother he would pitch past his 45th birthday next May and he intends to make due on that plan. "That’s the goal," said Colon. "That’s what I promised my old lady and that’s what I want to do." Colon received a standing ovation from Twins fans on Sunday after allowing one run over 6 1/3 innings against the Tigers. It will be interesting to see what the market is for Colon after he struggled with a 6.48 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 89/35 K/BB ratio in 143 innings between the Braves and Twins this season. He's sitting on 240 career wins, which ties him with Frank Tanana for 56th on the all-time list.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 09:46:00 AM

Bartolo Colon pitched well in a victory over the Tigers on Sunday, allowing just one run on three hits over his 6 1/3 innings.

The 44-year-old hurler struck out four and walked one in the ballgame. The only blemish on his day was a solo homer by Alex Presley in the third inning. Colon finishes the regular season 7-14 with a 6.48 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 89/35 K/BB ratio in 143 innings between the Twins and Braves.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:44:00 PM

Bartolo Colon left his start Tuesday night against the Indians because of an illness.

Colon yielded two runs on three hits in the bottom of the first inning and was replaced by Tyler Duffey before the bottom of the second. This might go down as the final career major league appearance for Colon, unless the Twins make a deep run in the postseason and get desperate for a fresh arm. Colon turns 45 years old next May.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 08:00:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 04:46:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 12:00:00 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.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 06:03:00 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.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 09:56:00 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.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 04:47:00 PM

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1B1Joey Gallo
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3Darwin Barney
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SS1Elvis Andrus
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RF1Nomar Mazara
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DH1Shin-Soo Choo
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S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Yohander Mendez
9Ariel Jurado
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5Jose Leclerc
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