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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (45) / 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' manager Jeff Bannister announced Saturday that Bartolo Colon will work out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season.
Adrian Sampson will take Colon's scheduled turn in the rotation on Tuesday against the Angels in Los Angeles. The 45-year-old hurler has logged 144 1/3 innings for the Rangers this season, compiling an underwhelming 5.55 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 81/25 K/BB ratio. While he wants to continue his playing career in 2018, the Rangers don't appear to have a mutual interest. Sep 8 - 2:40 PM

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Bartolo Colon plans to continue his career next season and would like to return to the Rangers.

It doesn't sound like the feeling it mutual, though. Colon has posted a 7.04 ERA over his last 17 starts and a 6.01 ERA since the beginning of last season. He'll turn 46 next May and would undoubtedly have to settle for a minor league contract wherever he winds up. It's probably a better bet at this point that he winds up retiring even if he's not ready to.
Sep 7 - 12:21 PM

Bartolo Colon swallowed a loss after surrendering five runs (four earned) in four innings against the Angels on Wednesday.

He managed three strikeouts while walking one and allowing seven knocks, including a two-run tater by Andrelton Simmons. The 45-year-old pitcher has been throwing batting practice all year and owns a 7-12 record with a 5.55 ERA in 24 starts and two relief appearances. Only masochists put him in their fantasy starting lineups. All four of the relievers the Rangers used today somehow have higher ERAs than Colon.
Sep 6 - 1:51 AM

Bartolo Colon will start on Wednesday against the Angels.

Colon was activated off the disabled list on Saturday after fighting through a lower back strain. The ageless wonder owns a 5.45 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 140 1/3 innings, and you'd have to be desperate to catch up in innings to start him in any fantasy format.
Sep 4 - 4:27 PM

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

The 45-year-old hurler will rejoin the Rangers' rotation on Sunday against the Twins. It really speaks to the lack of quality starting pitching depth that the Rangers have that Colon will be throwing meaningful innings in September. He owns a 5.45 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 140 1/3 innings in his 25 appearances (23 starts) this season.
Sep 1 - 5:21 PM

Bartolo Colon (back) will be activated from the disabled list to start Sunday against the Twins.

Colon has missed the last week of action with a lower back strain. The 45-year-old has posted a 5.45 ERA this season and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Aug 31 - 5:51 PM

Rangers placed RHP Bartolo Colon on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

Colon sustained the injury during Monday's disastrous loss to the Athletics. At this point, it's probably fair to wonder if we have seen the last of the 45-year-old hurler, at least in a Rangers' uniform.
Aug 24 - 6:19 PM

Bartolo Colon allowed seven runs over five innings in a blowout loss to the Rangers on Monday.

Colon gave up two homers, including a three-run shot to Ramon Laureano that made it 7-0 in the sixth and knocked the ageless right-hander out of the game. He also allowed 10 hits in the loss, and he walked one while striking out three. He’s now allowed four or more runs in four of his last five starts, and his ERA has ballooned to 5.45 over 140 1/3 innings. He’s eaten innings for the Rangers, but in the process, he hasn’t provided any fantasy value. Colon is scheduled to face the Giants on Sunday.
Aug 21 - 12:59 AM

Bartolo Colon (back) played long-toss Sunday.

Colon was initially penciled in to start Sunday but had to be scratched because of back stiffness. The hope is that he'll be ready to take the ball Monday in Oakland, although it wouldn't appear to be a given that he'll be able to do so.
Aug 19 - 2:13 PM

Bartolo Colon yielded three earned runs over five innings Monday in a win over the Diamondbacks.

Colon gave up a pair of RBI doubles in the top of the first inning but mostly settled in from there, yielding only four total hits and issuing just one walk while striking out three. The veteran right-hander is 7-10 on the season with a 5.19 ERA. He'll get the Angels at home in Arlington, Texas next time out.
Aug 13 - 11:19 PM

Bartolo Colon snapped a five-start losing streak after allowing four runs through seven innings in a win over the Mariners on Tuesday.

The Rangers are lacking rotation options, so Colon is most likely safe for the season, even though he's pitched to a 6.72 ERA since the beginning of June. he's 6-10 with a 5.18 ERA overall.
Aug 7 - 10:50 PM

Bartolo Colon allowed five runs over five innings of work Tuesday in the Rangers' lopsided 6-0 loss against the Diamondbacks.

Colon remains tied with Dennis Martinez for the most career wins (245) by a native of Latin America. His last victory came on June 30. The 45-year-old righty surrendered plenty of hard contact against the Diamondbacks offense, which racked up seven hits in five frames. A trio of extra-base hits, a solo home run by A.J. Pollock in the first inning and RBI doubles from Paul Goldschmidt and Nick Ahmed, accounted for the vast majority of the damage in this one. He struck out three batters and issued a pair of walks. He also went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts at the plate. Colon is 5-10 with a 5.18 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 71/22 K/BB ratio in 20 starts. He’ll face the Mariners at home in his next start on Monday.
Aug 1 - 1:30 AM

Bartolo Colon was knocked for six runs on nine hits over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the A's.

It was a steady slog from the first pitch for Colon, who surrendered two runs in the first inning, one in the second (that on a Matt Chapman home run) and another three in the fourth inning. If there's one silver lining in this outing, it's that Colon was at least able to save the bullpen by toughing it out through seven innings. The veteran right-hander has been lit up in his first two starts coming out of the All-Star break, yielding a combined 11 runs on 17 hits over 11 2/3 innings in losses to the Indians and now the A's. He'll hit the road to take on the Diamondbacks next time out as he tries for a reduction on his current 5.02 ERA and 1.26 WHIP (118 1/3 innings).
Jul 26 - 11:36 PM

Bartolo Colon surrendered five runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

Colon was cruising through the first four innings of the game, having surrendered just two hits and no runs heading into the top of the fifth inning. Then everything changed. That fifth started out poorly enough, with Melky Cabrera leading off matters with a double. Yan Gomes followed with an RBI single and then it was off to the races. Francisco Lindor, Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez would all pick up RBI knocks as the inning progressed, with the final run on Colon's line coming home courtesy of the bullpen after he had mercifully been relieved of duty with two outs in the fifth. The wily right-hander still has some tricks up his sleeve, but when those tricks aren't working, he just doesn't have the stuff to make up for mistakes at this point in his career. A home start against the A's shows next on his schedule. He'll be putting a 4.85 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the line in that contest.
Jul 22 - 12:30 AM

Bartolo Colon gave up four runs (three earned) in six innings and was charged with a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.

He allowed just an unearned run through the first four innings before getting hit hard in the fifth. He surrendered a two-run double to J.D. Martinez and a run-scoring triple to Xander Bogaerts in that frame. He finished the night having allowed nine base hits and two walks while striking out three. It counts as a quality start due to the unearned run. The ageless hurler falls to 5-7 with a 4.66 ERA and 1.21 WHIP after 17 starts and two relief appearances.
Jul 11 - 10:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
3Carlos Perez
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Joey Gallo
2Ryan Rua
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
3Drew Robinson
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mike Minor
2Martin Perez
3Doug Fister
4Bartolo Colon
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Jurado
7Yohander Mendez
8Clayton Blackburn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Leclerc
2Alex Claudio
3Matt Bush
4Tony Barnette
5Chris Martin
6Nick Gardewine
7Matt Moore
8Eddie Butler
9Jeffrey Springs
10Ronald Herrera
11Connor Sadzeck
12Zac Curtis
13Austin Bibens-Dirkx
14Brandon Mann