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Mets agree to two-year contract with Bartolo Colon

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Bartolo Colon's comeback tour will continue for at least another two seasons.
Bartolo Colon's comeback tour will continue for at least another two seasons. (USATSI)

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The Mets and right-hander Bartolo Colon have agreed to a two-year contract worth $20 million, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported the deal, which is still pending a physical.

Colon, 40, went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA (141 ERA+) and a 4.03 K/BB in 190 1/3 innings for the Athletics this past season. He was an All-Star and finished sixth in the AL Cy Young voting.

Since resurrecting his career with the Yankees in 2011, Colon has gone 36-25 with a 3.32 ERA (119 ERA+) and a 3.73 K/BB in 507 innings. He was suspended 50 games for failing a performance-enhancing drug test late in the 2012 season.

Colon will join holdovers Jonathan Niese, Dillon Gee and Zack Wheeler in the Mets' rotation. With Matt Harvey out for the year due to Tommy John surgery, the fifth spot figures to be a competition between guys like Jenrry Mejia, Carlos Torres and Rafael Montero.

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