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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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Bartolo Colon held the Mariners to four hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings Wednesday in the Rangers’ 5-1 victory.
The 44-year-old registered three strikeouts in the win. Colon was highly efficient, throwing 71 of his 96 pitches for strikes while limiting the Mariners to just one extra-base hit. The right-hander has cemented his place in the Rangers’ rotation by contributing a lights-out 2.82 ERA over nine outings (seven starts) this year. Colon isn’t a must-own, especially given his low win total (this was just his second win of the season), but he’s definitely gaining traction in deeper fantasy leagues. He’ll be on the hill again Monday versus the Yankees. May 16 - 7:18 PM

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Bartolo Colon gave up six hits and three runs (two earned) over five innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Tigers.

Colon notched four strikeouts while submitting just one walk over 98 pitches. The 44-year-old right-hander ran into trouble in the third, allowing three hits and two runs in the frame with one run coming on Pete Kozma’s homer to left-center. The Tigers got to him for another run in the fifth, plating their third run of the afternoon on a Mikie Mahtook sac fly. Big Sexy will aim for his second win of 2018 when he takes the mound in Seattle next Wednesday.
May 9 - 7:01 PM

Bartolo Colon yielded four runs over seven innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Friday.

Colon gave up four solo homers — two of them to Rafael Devers — in the loss. Still, he threw a ton of strikes — 69 out of 91 pitches for strikes without issuing a walk — and worked deep into the game. He’s now completed seven innings in three out of his last four starts. While Colon took the loss, the 44-year-old continues to find ways to survive. He holds a 3.29 ERA and 25/3 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings through five starts and two relief appearances.
May 4 - 11:53 PM

Bartolo Colon limited the Blue Jays to three runs on six hits over seven innings in a win Saturday.

Colon gave up a pair of solo homers among his six hits allowed, but he helped himself by not issuing a walk in the outing. Colon also struck out a pair in the win. It was actually his first win of the year despite pitching well nearly every time out -- through Saturday, Big Sexy has a strong 2.87 ERA and 0.86 WHIP over 31 1/3 innings of work this year. The ageless wonder has a tough test on deck Thursday when the Red Sox visit town.
Apr 28 - 7:13 PM

Bartolo Colon allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Saturday.

Colon clearly didn't have his best stuff -- he hadn't allowed four runs combined heading into the start -- but he left in line for his first win of the year before the Rangers bullpen let him down. Through five appearances, including three starts, the 44-year-old possesses a 2.59 ERA and 0.86 WHIP, but remains without a decision. He'll try for that elusive first win Friday against the Blue Jays instead.
Apr 22 - 12:13 AM

Bartolo Colon made a bid for history on Sunday, carrying a bid for a perfect game into the eighth inning against the Astros.

The 44-year-old hurler retired the first 21 hitters that he faced before walking Carlos Correa to lead off the eighth inning. Josh Reddick followed with a double, breaking up the potential no-hitter. All told, Colon allowed just the one hit and a walk while striking out seven over 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball. He owns a ridiculous 1.45 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 17/2 K/BB ratio across 18 ⅔ innings of work this season.
Apr 15 - 11:16 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up just one run in six innings of work in a no decision vs. Oakland on Monday.

Colon did give up seven hits, but the only run came on a Matt Chapman solo shot. He walked just one and struck out four. A solid debut from the long-time hurler, and it bodes well for him staying in the Texas rotation -- at least for now. Unless he starts missing more bats, however, he really isn't more than a streaming option against weaker lineups.
Apr 3 - 1:23 AM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Bartolo Colon from Triple-A Round Rock.

He takes the roster spot of Nick Gardewine, who was sent down after Sunday's game. Colon will start against the A's on Monday night.
Apr 2 - 2:26 PM

Bartolo Colon is on track to start April 2 against the Athletics.

Colon returned to the Rangers on a minor league deal on Monday and will eventually be added to the major league roster as a fill-in for Martin Perez (elbow) in the starting rotation. The 44-year-old could just be a stopgap option for Texas.
Mar 26 - 5:08 PM

Rangers re-signed RHP Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract.

Colon was released over the weekend, but the Rangers quickly got a new deal done. The 44-year-old is an option to start April 2 in place of Martin Perez, who is getting stretched out after offseason surgery to repair a broken elbow in his non-throwing arm.
Mar 26 - 4:01 PM

Rangers released RHP Bartolo Colon.

The Rangers made the move now, rather than having to guarantee Colon's $1.75 million major league deal. It doesn't sound as if he's going anywhere though, as the two sides are in discussions on other possible deals that would keep him in Texas, and perhaps on the Opening Day roster as well. The 44-year-old has pitched well in Cactus League play, posting a 3.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 10/2 K/BB ratio across 18 innings.
Mar 24 - 12:36 PM

Bartolo Colon turned back the clock with a masterful showing on Thursday, allowing just three hits over 5 1/3 shutout innings in the Rangers’ Cactus League loss to the Mariners.

He fanned two and walked one in what was easily his best start of the spring. Big Sexy stranded four runners and finished his outing by retiring the last six batters he faced. Colon has impressed this spring, delivering a 3.00 ERA over five Cactus League starts. There’s probably not room for him in the starting rotation but maybe the Rangers will consider using the 44-year-old in long relief.
Mar 23 - 12:46 AM

Bartolo Colon said Saturday he's "ready to do whatever possible" to break camp with the Rangers.

"I'm ready to do whatever possible to make the team," Colon said. "No matter what happens, my goal is to pitch in the major leagues." The 44-year-old is with the Rangers on a minor-league deal and may be on the outside looking in for a rotation spot. If that's the case, the team may be more inclined to put him on the Opening Day roster if he's flexible in his role. Colon will turn 45 in May.
Mar 17 - 8:37 PM

Bartolo Colon was rocked to the tune of five runs on seven hits over four innings during Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Royals.

Colon had allowed just four total runs through his first three spring outings, with Saturday's start by far the worst that the large veteran has put forward in trying to earn a rotation spot with the Rangers. Lucas Duda and Jorge Soler both burned him for home runs in the first inning -- Duda's was a three-run shot -- and Mike Moustakas got in on the fun with a solo dinger of his own in the third inning. Even if Colon does manage to claw his way into the rotation, any fantasy intrigue evaporated long ago.
Mar 17 - 6:07 PM

Bartolo Colon once again threw the ball well on Sunday, giving up just an unearned run in four innings against the Angels.

Colon didn't walk anyone, gave up just two hits and was able to strike out three. The burly 44-year-old right-hander is battling for a spot in the back of the Texas rotation, and for the most part, he's looked like he can be the innings-eater he has been for a very long time. As fun of a story as he is, there's very little fantasy upside here.
Mar 11 - 5:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Perez
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
3Hanser Alberto
LF1Joey Gallo
2Drew Robinson
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Joe Palumbo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Keone Kela
2Kevin Jepsen
3Alex Claudio
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Tim Lincecum
7Chris Martin
8Jesse Chavez
9Ronald Herrera
10Jose Leclerc
11Ricardo Rodriguez
12Brandon Mann