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  • • Quick Hits: Colon, Bibens-Dirkx, Odor, Rangers, Anthopoulos, Bae
    Timeless right-hander Bartolo Colon celebrated his 45th birthday this week, so he’ll soon become just the 18th player in major league history to pitch in the majors beyond that benchmark. Colon is also the oldest to hurl a pitch since Jamie Moyer back in 2012. Value metrics are divided on his effectiveness so far this…...
  • • Big Sexy's big day: Colon turns 45, gets cake
    Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon, who turned 45 on Thursday, was given a cake by his Rangers teammates -- who then promptly smashed his face into it....
  • • What was going on when birthday boy Bartolo Colon made his MLB debut?
    Thursday, May 24 marks the 45th birthday of Texas Rangers right-hander, Bartolo Colon. A child born on April 4, 1997, the day of Colon’s MLB debut, can legally drink in the United States.When Colon debuted, MLB was a 28-team league (the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays began play the next year). The Washington Nationals were still the Montre...
  • • Awesome GIF documents Bartolo Colon’s evolution on 45th birthday
    Thursday marks the 45th birthday of the ageless Bartolo Colon, who inexplicably continues to produce in his stupefying 21st season in Major League Baseball. To put his amazing longevity in perspective, after starting his MLB career in 1997 with the Cleveland Indians, Colon played his eighth big-league season with the Montreal Expos. In honor of the...
  • • Best players after age 45? It's a distinguished list
    Bartolo Colon turned 45 today, and while you ponder the awesomeness of those words, we here at #ThrowbackThursday want to take a chance to celebrate by looking back at the 10 best players in baseball history from age 45 on....
  • • 21 fascinating facts to celebrate Bartolo's b-day
    Bartolo Colon turned 45 today. At an age when most successful players have been retired long enough to be eligible for the Hall of Fame, Colon is still going strong....
  • • Judge goes yard to end hitless streak
    Aaron Judge snapped a 17 at-bat hitless streak in style, crushing a Bartolo Colon fastball for a go-ahead homer that sent fans scattering onto the grassy centerfield berm at Globe Life Park....
  • • Gleyber shows elder Colon no respect with HR
    Gleyber Torres was three months old when Bartolo Colon threw the first pitch of his seemingly endless big league career. In his first at-bat on Monday, the Yankees rookie took the 44-year-old veteran deep....
  • • Yanks tab Tanaka for opener against Rangers
    Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (4-2, 4.73 ERA) will take the ball at 8:05 p.m. ET on Monday as the Yankees open a three-game series against the Rangers at Globe Life Park. Tanaka worked five innings in his last start against the Nationals, allowing four hits and three runs. That game was tied at 3 in the sixth when play was suspended. The Rangers wil...
  • • Bartolo Colon had perfect quote about taking line drive to belly
    Bartolo Colon continues to bless the baseball world with his presence and highlights. On Wednesday, Colon took a line drive straight to the gut off the bat of Jean Segura. Impressively, Colon stuck with it and picked up the ball to throw out Segura for the first out of the fourth inning. Colon of course had a perfect quote about the play after th...
  • • Colon hit by ball, says his 'big belly' can take it
    Bartolo Colon laughed off having a line drive hit him in the stomach, allowing four hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings and giving the Texas Rangers a 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday....
  • • Colon deals 7 2/3 scoreless for win in Seattle
    Bartolo Colon was at his best in one of his favorite ballparks to work, prevailing in a duel with Mariners spot starter Christian Bergman. The Rangers broke through on Delino DeShields' RBI double in the eighth inning before adding four unearned runs in the ninth as Seattle's bullpen unraveled. Kyle Seager homered in the ninth for the Mariners....
  • • Bartolo Colon takes 102 MPH shot to stomach, laughs it off
    During the fourth inning of Wednesday’s Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners game, veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon took a vicious shot to the stomach off the bat of Jean Segura. Though, it’s hardly surprising to any of us who’ve watched Colon over the years that he not only stayed in the game but laughed it off. Those who were watching at home (the gam...
  • • WATCH: Bartolo Colon has the weirdest superstitious habit in MLB
    To say that baseball players are superstitious is like saying grass is green. Unless you’re just really weird or horribly misinformed, it’s just impossible to argue. Still, Texas Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon has a superstition that takes the cake.Or, in this case, it takes the gum.What Colon does with gum before starts and between innings is reall...
  • • Tigers draw ageless Bartolo in afternoon finale
    The Tigers and 39-year-old slugger Victor Martinez have a matchup with 44-year-old wonder Bartolo Colon (1-1, 3.29) when the series wraps up Wednesday afternoon with a 2:05 p.m. ET start time at Globe Life Park. Veteran lefty Francisco Liriano (3-1, 2.97) takes the mound for Detroit....

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  • Albert Pujols yanks out Bartolo Colons jerseyAlbert Pujols yanks out Bartolo Colons jersey
  • Bartolo Colon shows off his wheels to teammates delightBartolo Colon shows off his wheels to teammates delight
  • Colon launches a blast for first career homerColon launches a blast for first career homer
  • Colon loses helmet, carries bat to firstColon loses helmet, carries bat to first
  • Pedro Martinez on Bartolo ColonPedro Martinez on Bartolo Colon
  • Bartolo Colon Hitting HighlightsBartolo Colon Hitting Highlights
  • Bartolo Colon Falling in Clubhouse after NLCS Game 2Bartolo Colon Falling in Clubhouse after NLCS Game 2
  • The Natural/Bartolo Colon HR MashupThe Natural/Bartolo Colon HR Mashup
  • Bartolo Colon has a HEARTY laugh after breaking his batBartolo Colon has a HEARTY laugh after breaking his bat
  • Colon makes a superb behind-the-back playColon makes a superb behind-the-back play

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Top news - Bartolo Colon

  • • Bartolo Colon Interested In Rejoining Mets
    Free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon would consider signing a minor league contract with one team – the Mets – Mike Puma of the New York Post reports (Twitter link). It could be a moot point, though, as the Mets have only shown “minimal” interest in Colon this winter, per Puma. There’s already plenty of familiarity...
  • • Rangers, Bartolo Colon Nearing Minor-League Deal
    The Rangers and 44-year-old right-hander Bartolo Colon are in talks on a minor-league contract, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports. Sanchez adds that there is “momentum”. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com confirms that the two sides are working on a deal, but cautions that “nothing is done yet”. Since debuting with the Indians in 1997,...
  • • Rangers sign Colon to minor league deal
    Bartolo Colon signed a minor league deal with the Rangers and was invited to big league spring training, the club announced on Sunday....
  • • Sources: Colon, Rangers talking Minors deal
    The Rangers are in discussions with free agent pitcher Bartolo Colon on a Minor League contract according to MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez....
  • • Colon, Rangers agree to Minors deal
    The Rangers and Bartolo Colon agreed to a Minor League deal on Sunday, with an invite to Spring Training....
  • • Braves' camp will be loaded with top prospects
    One year after welcoming Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey to Spring Training, the Braves open their camp to a multitude of highly touted prospects, many of whom were not yet born when the aforementioned former Cy Young Award winners began their respective careers....
  • • Surprise players who could crack your team's Opening Day roster
    Can Bartolo Colon make the cut in Texas? Every club's spring camp has someone who could beat long odds and earn a place on the team....
  • • Report: Bartolo Colon interested in Mets reunion
    Bartolo Colon wants to return to the New York Mets.According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Colon would go as far as to take a minor league deal to return to the Mets, where he played from 2014 through 2016.However, the interest is not entirely mutual. At this point, it seems more like nostalgia than any real need if the Mets were to bring Colo...
  • • Which MLB star should be on 'Dancing with the Stars' next?
    It took 23 seasons before David Ross became baseball’s first (and only) dancer on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” earlier in 2017. And during the show’s 24th season, the two-time World Series champion finished in second place.So, as the hit ABC’s show winds down, we thought we'd ask a few of our favorite members of the sports media a simple question...
  • • Report: Bartolo Colon planning on returning to MLB in 2018
    Bartolo Colon will turn 45 during the 2018 MLB season. While most players are long retired by that point, Colon is planning on returning for at least one more season. Colon pitched in 2017 as a member of both the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins.With the Braves, he struggled to a 2-8 record in 13 starts, posting an 8.14 ERA and a 1.778 WHIP. The ...
  • • Rangers Release Bartolo Colon
    The Rangers have released Bartolo Colon from his minor-league contract, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Colon was in camp competing for a starter or long relief job, but evidently his performance this spring didn’t convince the club to add him to the MLB roster at this time. However, Sullivan reports in a separate tweet that the…...
  • • Rangers release Colon from minor league deal
    Right-hander Bartolo Colon, 44, was released by the Rangers after giving up 19 hits, including four homers, over 18 innings this spring....
  • • Texas releases Colon, might get him back
    The Rangers released 44-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon on Saturday, but Texas may look to re-sign him for depth at Triple-A....
  • • Colon, 44, could pitch way into Texas' rotation
    Bartolo Colon has been on fire in spring training and could be pitching his way into the Texas Rangers' rotation at age 44....
  • • Colon's quest to make Rangers underway
    Vying to make the Rangers' Opening Day roster and continue his tenure as the oldest man in the Major Leagues, 44-year-old Bartolo Colon made his Cactus League debut Thursday, starting against the Padres and allowing one run -- a solo homer -- and a double with a strikeout and no walks in two innings....

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