Bartolo Colon isn’t ready to retire just yet. Last month, reports surfaced that the 44-year-old right-hander was planning to continue his career in 2018, and now it appears he’d be willing to return on a minor-league deal. Mike Puma of the New York Post adds that Colon is only open to a minors contract with the Mets, however, and the club reportedly has “minimal interest” at the moment. Colon rounded out his second decade in the majors in 2017, splitting his 20th season between the Braves and Twins and pitching to a combined 7-14 record in 28 starts. He finished the season with a 6.48 ERA, 2.2 BB/9 and 5.6 SO/9 in 143 innings, a far cry from the All-Star numbers he put up in recent years.
Bartolo Colon is open to a minor-league deal with the Mets
Hardball Talk | Dec 23