Report: Bartolo Colon hospitalized after getting hit in mouth by line drive

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer
Colon reportedly took a shot to the mouth. (US Presswire)

Free agent starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has been hospitalized after getting hit in the mouth with a "hard line drive" in a game in the Dominican Republic, reports Manolo Hernández Douen.

At this point, there is no further information on Colon's well being.

Colon, 39, was 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 91 strikeouts in 152 1/3 innings this season for the A's. He had resurrected his career in 2011 with the Yankees after undergoing a controversial stem-cell procedure. He then signed a one-year, $2 million contract with Oakland in the offseason.

But, on Aug. 22, it was revealed that Colon had failed a drug test -- showing heightened testosterone levels -- and thus was suspended for the remainder of the season. He actually still has five games left on his suspension for next season.

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