The Rangers saved their biggest pitching signing of the winter for Super Bowl Sunday. Or more appropriately: They signed their biggest pitcher. Big Bartolo Colon, king of the pitching GIF, and the Rangers have been engaged in significant talks on a minor league contract the club announced Sunday afternoon. "Bartolo brings a track record of durability and success in the Major Leagues," general manager Jon Daniels said. "He pounds the strike zone and provides quality competition for our rotation. Welcome to Texas, Big Sexy!" Colon, who turns 45 in May, is looking to pitch in his 22nd season. At 5-11, 280 pounds, he is an anomaly on many fronts. The big right-hander was 7-14 last year, splitting the season between Atlanta and Minnesota. After an awful start with the Braves, he went 5-6 with Minnesota and compiled a 5.18 ERA in 80 innings over 15 starts. He has pitched with 10 major league teams since making his debut with Cleveland in 1997.
Bartolo Colon agrees to minor league contract with Rangers, will contend for rotation spot
Sports Day | Feb 4