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Bartolo Colón

Bartolo Colón 40 P

Minnesota Twins

  • Status: Free Agent
  • Full Name: Bartolo Colón
  • Age: 44 (May 24, 1973)
  • Birthplace: Altamira, Dominican Republic
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 5' 11" Wt: 285
  • MLB Debut: 04/04/1997
  • Relationship(s): brother of Jose Colon
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Bartolo Colón Career Stats

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Bartolo Colón Awards and Honors

Bartolo Colón  40 P

Bartolo Colón
  • Full Name: Bartolo Colon
  • Born: May 24, 1973
  • Age: 44
  • Birthplace: Altamira, Dominican Republic
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 285
  • MLB Debut: 04/04/1997


Signed to a Minor League contract with the Minnesota Twins as a free agent on July 7, 2017 and assigned to Triple-A Rochester... signed by the Atlanta Braves as a free agent on Nov. 17, 2016 and was released by the Braves on July 4, 2017... re-signed by the Mets on Dec. 18, 2015 ... signed by the New York Yankees as a Minor League free agent on Feb. 10, 2011 ... is married to Rosanna with three children: Bartolo, Emilio and Wilder ... in 2005, donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims and has provided funds for the construction of an amateur baseball stadium in his hometown of Altamira, D.R. ... his brother Jose previously was a pitcher in the Indians system... was selected to his fourth Major League All-Star Game in 2016 with the Braves but did not pitch in the game in San Diego... was the eighth player 43 years or older to be named to an MLB All-Star team... made his 500th career start with his final start of the season on 10/1/2016 with the Braves... connected on his first career Major League home run on 5/7/16 at SD (off James Shields) and in doing so became the oldest player (42 years, 349 days) to hit his first Major League home run.; Randy Johnson (40 years, 9 days) held the previous mark (9/19/03 with ARI)... The last pitcher to hit a homer in an MLB game that was as old was Phil Niekro (43) when he homered for ATL on 10/1/82 at SD... became the fifth oldest pitcher to homer since 1913... drew the first walk of his career on 8/15/16 at ARI off Robbie Ray; previously had not been walked in 281 career plate appearances... no major league player had ever had more plate appearances before drawing his first career walk... in 2015 with the Mets, he set a franchise record by tossing 48 2/3 consecutive innings without allowing a walk from April 12-May 20.

 

Awards

  • 2005 AL Cy Youung Award (Angels)
  • 2016 NL All-Star (Mets)
  • 1998, 2005, 2013 AL All-Star (Indians, Angels, A's)
  • 2X NL Player of the Week (9/7/15 NYM, 5/8/16 NYM)
  • 3X AL Player of the Week (6/21/98 CLE, 9/24/2000 CLE, 9/14/03 CWS)
  • AL Pitcher of the Month, June 2013 (OAK)