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40 Bartolo Colon SP
Height/Weight: 5-11/283 | Birthdate: 5/24/1973 | Birthplace: Altamira, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 17 | Salary: $3,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 73/46 | Average Draft Position: 205.83
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Bartolo Colon surrenders four runs in loss vs. Nationals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon took a loss Tuesday, allowing four earned runs on five hits and three walks in six innings while striking out four in his team's 4-2 defeat against the Nationals.

Colon (14-13) has exhibited excellent control this season, and Tuesday's start was just his second time walking three batters. He ran into trouble in the fifth inning, giving up all four runs in the frame, with three coming on a home run. Colon owns a 4.08 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 147:28 K:BB ratio in 196 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Astros in the season finale Sunday.


Bartolo Colon strikes out seven in win vs. Marlins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon earned a win Tuesday, surrendering one earned run on 12 hits in 7 2/3 innings and striking out seven in his team's 9-1 victory over the Marlins.

Colon (14-12) allowed a run to come home on an infield single in the third inning, but though the Marlins offense continued to rack up hits, they couldn't answer the Mets' offensive outburst in the middle of the game. Colon owns a 4.02 ERA and 143:25 K:BB ratio in 190 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Nationals next Tuesday.


Bartolo Colon gets ejected for plunking Jayson Werth


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon got rocked, then ejected Thursday night against the Nationals.

Colon surrendered a two-run home run to Anthony Rendon in the fourth inning and plunked Jayson Werth in the upper arm on the very next pitch, which prompted an ejection by home plate umpire John Tumpane.

Colon was charged with six runs -- five earned -- on seven hits and two walks while striking out two over three innings of work. He owns a 4.14 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 28 starts (182 2/3 innings). His next start will come Tuesday at home against Miami.

Mets push back starting five


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) With Rafael Montero expected to make a spot start Wednesday against the Rockies, the rest of the Mets starting rotation gets pushed back a day. Jonathon Niese, who will start Monday's game against the Rockies, won't start again until Sunday against the Nationals. Jacob deGrom, who will start Tuesday's game, won't start again until Sept. 15.

Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Zack Wheeler will start the other three games of this weekend's series against the Nationals, with Colon going on Thursday, Gee going on Friday and Wheeler going on Saturday.


Bartolo Colon cruises to win No. 13


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon might not have needed much run support Friday, but he got it in a 14-5 win over the Reds.

Colon allowed just two runs over seven innings of work Friday, en route to his 13th win of the season. He scattered seven hits and a walk in the outing, while striking out just two batters on 85 pitches.

Colon improved his record to 13-11 overall, while lowering his ERA to 3.96. His next start is set for Wednesday against the Rockies. 


Bartolo Colon gets roughed up in loss to Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon was roughed up for his 11th loss of the season Saturday night at home against the Phillies. The veteran right-hander yielded six runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out two over 5 1/3 innings of a 7-2 defeat.

Colon moved to 12-11 on the season. He owns a 4.01 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over 26 starts (172 2 /3 innings). He will make his next start Friday at Cincinnati.

Report: Bartolo Colon clears waivers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon has cleared waivers, according to FoxSports.com.

Colon can now be traded to any club. Colon is under team control through 2015, so the Mets don't have to deal the veteran. He's owed $11 million next season. Through 164 1/3 innings, Colon has a 3.43 ERA. 


Bartolo Colon allows two runs in win vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon picked up a win Sunday, giving up two earned runs on five hits and one walk in six innings while striking out five in his team's 11-3 victory over the Dodgers.

Colon (12-10) missed his previous start to be with his ailing mother, and he's expected to return to the Dominican Republic to attend her funeral. He did an excellent job Sunday while the offense delivered a mountain of support in the win. Colon owns a 3.82 ERA and 130:22 K:BB ratio in 167 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Phillies Saturday.


Report: Bartolo Colon placed on revocable waivers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) The Mets have placed veteran starter Bartolo Colon on revocable waivers, a source has told MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal.

It has been further reported that the Angels are particularly interested in Colon after having lost ace Garrett Richards for the season to injury. But Colon must pass through waivers before a trade can be worked out.

Colon has not been as effective with the Mets as he was a year ago in Oakland, but he has allowed just two runs in his last 15 innings pitched. He is 11-10 with a 3.86 ERA on the season.


Bartolo Colon activated from the bereavement list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon has been activated from the bereavement list Friday.

Colon was slated to pitch Sunday, so the move isn't a huge surprise. He's posted a 3.85 ERA over 161 1/3 innings. 


Bartolo Colon on track to pitch Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon will return to the team to make Sunday's scheduled start before returning to the Dominican Republic to attend his mother's funeral, the New York Daily News reports.

Colon missed Monday's start in order to travel to the Dominican Republic to be with his ailing mother. The Mets will have to activate him from the bereavement list before he can make Sunday's start.


Bartolo Colon placed on bereavement list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) The Mets have placed pitcher Bartolo Colon on the bereavement list. Colon was scratched from his scheduled start Monday to visit his critically ill mother.

Bartolo Colon a late scratch Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon was a late scratch for Monday's game against the Cubs because of personal reasons. The Mets announced Colon left the team to visit his critically ill mother.

Carlos Torres was announced as Colon's replacement for Monday's start.


Bartolo Colon strikes out eight in loss vs. Nationals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon was stuck with a loss Wednesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out eight in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Nationals.

Colon (11-10) took a 1-0 lead into the seventh inning, but watched two runs score on sacrifice flies before he was able to escape the frame. He's allowed just one earned run in three of his last four starts. Colon owns a 3.85 ERA and 125:21 K:BB ratio in 161 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Cubs Monday.


Bartolo Colon twirls eight one-run innings in win Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon earned a win Friday, giving up just one earned run on six hits in eight innings while striking out six and walking none in his team's 5-4 victory over the Phillies.

Colon (11-9) had a five-run cushion when he gave up a solo home run in the seventh inning, but his bullpen almost gave back the win during a three-run ninth before closing things out and giving the starter his third win in his last four starts. He owns a 3.97 ERA and 117:20 K:BB ratio in 154 1/3 innings. Colon is slated to face the Nationals Wednesday.


Bartolo Colon surrenders six runs in loss vs. Mets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon took a loss Sunday, giving up six earned runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings and striking out five in his team's 9-0 defeat against the Giants.

Colon (10-9) gave up home runs in the third and fourth innings to fall behind 3-0 but really ran into trouble in the fifth, when the Giants scored three more runs on four hits before the starter was removed. It was his first time failing to complete five innings in a start since May 1. Colon owns a 4.12 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 111:20 K:BB ratio in 146 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Phillies Friday.


Mets hold onto Bartolo Colon, Daniel Murphy for now


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Thursday non-waiver trade deadline came and went without the Mets making any deals, despite starting pitcher Bartolo Colon and Daniel Murphy being mentioned in rumors. The Mets are expected to see if the market improves for both players in the offseason, reports the New York Post.

Report: Bartolo Colon going nowhere


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Bartolo Colon appears all but set to remain with the Mets after the trading deadline, according to the New York Post.

The 41-year-old right-hander is owed about $3 million this season and $11 million in 2015. The Mets would vastly prefer any suitor pick up the entirety of that contract. A team insider told the Post that the Mets are hoping not to assume any of that money even if it results in a better prospect coming back.

Colon has performed well since late May after a terrible start to the year. He is 8-3 since May 12 and has lowered his ERA from 5.84 to 3.88 since that time.


Report: Royals might go after Bartolo Colon or A.J. Burnett


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) The Royals are considering making a run to acquire Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon or Phillies starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, major-league sources told the New York Daily News.

However, a major caveat is that the Roayls might not be able to add to the payroll to acquire either pitcher, but that will be determined in the coming days. The Royals' evaluators, however, are said to like both veteran pitchers.


Bartolo Colon picks up win number 10 Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon turned in a strong start against the Phillies Monday.

Colon allowed one run on 10 hits over 7 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one during the outing. Though his line makes it look like Colon was somewhat hittable, that wasn’t necessarily the case. He worked with multiple men on base in three of his 7 2/3 innings, but was rarely in danger throughout the start. Colon’s only run came in the eighth inning. With two outs, he allowed two straight doubles. Colon was pulled at that point. He threw 121 pitches.

With the win, Colon improved to 10-8 on the year. Colon will take on the Giants in his next start. 


Bartolo Colon takes perfect game into seventh inning


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon took a perfect game into the seventh inning Wednesday before eventually picking up a win after giving up two earned runs on three hits and one walk in 7 1/3 innings while striking out five in his team's 3-2 victory over the Mariners.

Colon (9-8) retired the first 20 batters he faced Wednesday before giving up a two-out single in the seventh inning. The trouble came in the eighth, when he walked a batter and gave up two one-out hits before being removed. Colon owns a 4.03 ERA and 100:19 K:BB ratio in 134 innings. He's scheduled to face the Phillies Monday.


Mets not willing to eat salary in Bartolo Colon deal


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) The Mets aren't willing to eat salary in a deal including Bartolo Colon, according to Newsday

Colon has drawn interest on the market, but no deal is imminent. The Mets are currently weighing the market, and are not willing to eat money in the deal. Colon is owed $11 million next season. He has a 4.12 ERA over 126 2/3 innings. 


Report: Giants interested in trading for Bartolo Colon


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) The Giants have expressed interest in trading for Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, a source told ESPN. Colon, who will make his next start Wednesday at Seattle, is under contract through the 2015 season.

Baseball writer Danny Knobler said sources told him the Mets are trying hard to trade the veteran right-handed pitcher.


Bartolo Colon not yet drawing a lot of trade interest


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) The interest in trading for Mets veteran starting pitcher Bartolo Colon appears to have quieted down for the moment, a source told the New York Post. Colon has been mired in a cold spell, going 0-3 with a 5.88 ERA in his last four starts.

Bartolo Colon lasts only five innings due to upset stomach


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon continued to struggle Friday night against the Padres despite settling for a no-decision. The right-hander permitted four runs on five hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings of work.

After the game manager Terry Collins told reporters that Colon was bothered by an upset stomach that adversely affected his outing, according to ESPN New York. Over his past four starts covering 26 innings, Colon has allowed 17 earned runs. He will look for a bounce-back performance Wednesday in Seattle.