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Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

Posted on: January 26, 2011 11:58 am
 

ColonThe Yankees have signed Bartolo Colon to a minor-league deal, reports FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi.

Colon hasn't pitched since 2009 with the White Sox, posting a 4.19 ERA in 12 starts. He spent 2008 with the Red Sox and four seasons prior to that with the Angels.

Despite Colon's reputation as a durable pitcher -- he hurled 222 2/3 innings as late as 2005, when he was 32 -- he has broken down over the last few years with shoulder injuries and an assortment of other maladies.

Long known for being overweight, Colon has reportedly lost a significant amount of weight and posted a 1.47 ERA in seven starts while pitching for the Dominican Winter League. That's enough to get him another look in the majors, but the cards are stacked against him -- especially if things don't go his way as the Red Sox were abandoned by the portly right-hander near the end of 2008.

However, the Yankees can't get too cute in their pursuit of starting pitchers. The Yankees have no depth beyond the No. 3 starter and need to have reinforcements in place in case of injuries or attrition. Colon, along with Mark Prior, should compete for a rotation job in spring training although Ivan Nova and Sergio Mitre remain the favorites.

-- Evan Brunell

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Comments

Since: Jul 22, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

I love how Red Sox fans think they have the AL East won before the season starts.  You all thought the same thing last year and where did you end up???

If you think that Beckett and Lackey are going to be healthy all year, you are fooling yourselves.  Clay has pitched too many innings and is due for a dead arm along with Lester.

Last time I looked Adrian Gonzalez can't pitch and that is where you are going to need some help at the end of the season when you are fighting for a wild card!



Since: Jul 22, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2011 9:08 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

Damn, learn how to spell and make sense before you post!



Since: Jan 14, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

why not! plus all the yankee haters cant say were trying to buy a championship with this move ! lol



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

Yeah, i agree. Nothing to lose really.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

nothing to lose, everything to game...good move



Since: May 16, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

Now the Cheeseburger KId won"t be the Fattest picther on the Yankees   , the Buffett's in the Bronx are sure gonna be Rockin' this year , Maybe they can bring the footman from new jersey  Rexy  (bet those three would put the golden coral out of buisness )  



Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

I tell you  - only the Yanks could make such a nondescript move and have it result in page after page of reader comments. 

Love 'em or hate 'em - biggest show there is.

Go Yanks!



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

Another FAT and OLD player to the Stankees  ... this never gets tired.    Who's next?     Can you say DESPERATE!?!  GOOD TIMES!!!   LOW RISK .... HIGH REWARD!  LOL



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

Another FAT and OLD player to the Stankees  ... this never gets tired.    Who's next?     Can you say DESPERATE!?!  GOOD TIMES!!!  



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

This Colon-oscopy will inevitably lead to a Colon-ectomy.


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