Colon's contract was purchased from Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
The 30-year-old has 142 big-league games under his belt for the Royals and Marlins, though none have come since 2017. He owns a .252/.315/.315 career slash line with just a single home run. He recorded a .300/.372/.443 slash line in 136 games for Louisville this season (good for a 110 wRC+), though he's unlikely to be anything more than a bench option over the final two weeks of the season.
Colon agreed to a minor-league contract with Cincinnati on Monday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Colon failed to emerge in the big leagues last season, spending the 2018 campaign at the Triple-A level (98 games). He figures to begin the 2019 season with Triple-A Louisville.
Colon was signed to a minor-league deal by the Mets, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports Friday.
Colon was brutal in limited action between the Royals and Marlins last year, with a .160/.236/.180 line in 24 games. The 29-year-old will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Colon went 2-for-3 with his first home run of the spring and five RBI in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.
The former Royals prospect is in camp on a non-roster invite and should be considered a long shot for the 25-man roster, but Colon's making some noise with a .385/.429/.615 line to begin the spring. If he keeps raking, the 28-year-old could win a big-league utility role -- either with the Braves or another organization willing to take a chance on him.
Colon signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Wednesday which includes an invitation to spring training, Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports.
Colon played in 24 major-league games between the Royals and Marlins this past season, slashing .160/.236/.180 (eight hits in 57 plate appearances). The 28-year-old will look to latch on as a utility infielder with Atlanta for the upcoming season, but may wind up spending a decent amount of time in the minors yet again.
Colon cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
The 28-year-old struggled with a .152/.243/.182 slash line in 35 plate appearances after being claimed off waivers by the Marlins in mid-May. The utility infielder provides plenty of defensive versatility, but he didn't flash enough offensively in 2017 to remain on the 40-man roster.
Colon was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Friday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
With Martin Prado (hamstring) returning from a long stay on the disabled list, Colon was no longer needed as third base depth. The 28-year-old slashed just .152/.243/.182 in 33 at-bats for the Marlins, and carries a combined .160/.236/.180 triple slash in 50 at-bats between Miami and Kansas City this season.
Colon has only three hits in 19 at-bats since joining the Marlins.
The 28-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Marlins in mid May, but the change in scenery has not yet yielded different results. Colon is slashing .167/.211/.194 with zero RBI for the season, and will most likely continue to see only sporadic opportunities with Martin Prado and Adeiny Hechavarria still on the disabled list.
Colon got the start at third base Thursday with left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound for the Dodgers, going 0-for-2 before being replaced by Derek Dietrich.
It looks like Colon will be platooning at third with Dietrich while Martin Prado (hamstring) is on the DL. The former Royal is just 3-for-19 on the season and is still looking for his first extra-base hit, but with a steady (if small) role on the Marlins he could begin to get comfortable at the plate.
Colon was claimed off waivers by the Marlins on Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
Colon was designated for assignment after putting up an underwhelming performance in limited playing time in Kansas City, but his major-league experience ultimately was enough to warrant interest from Miami. With the Marlins plagued by several injuries to their infielders, it wouldn't be surprising to see the former first-rounder spend quite a bit of time in the majors. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, Steve Lombardozzi was designated for assignment.
Colon was designated for assignment by the Royals on Wednesday.
Since the start of the season, Colon has appeared in just seven games and gone 3-for-17 (.176) at the plate. In a corresponding move, the Royals selected Al Alburquerque's contract from Triple-A Omaha.
Colon is 1-for-11 with three strikeouts and a walk to begin the season.
Colon is simply a utilityman destined for plenty of bench time, given that he no longer has any options to the minors. The Royals infield seems pretty set, with Whit Merrifield, Cheslor Cuthbert and Raul Mondesi Jr. all essentially ahead of him on the second-base depth chart. Once Jorge Soler (oblique) returns from the DL, which does not seem imminent, questions regarding Colon's future with the Royals will definitely come to the forefront.
Colon won a spot on the Royals' Opening Day roster, MLB.com's David Adler reports.
Colon lost out to Raul Mondesi for the Opening Day starting nod at second base, but he was able to beat out Whit Merrifield for utility duties in the infield. Though Merrifield showed more aptitude at the plate last season, Colon was out of minor-league options, which likely influenced the Royals' decision to keep him around.
Colon (hand) will start at shortstop and bat seventh in the order for Sunday's Cactus League game against the Cubs, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Colon was removed from a game Wednesday after jamming his right middle finger, but after going 2-of-2 at the dish Friday and Saturday and remaining in the lineup again Sunday, it appears he's feeling just fine. The 27-year-old has enjoyed a strong spring, but with his competitors for the starting second base job, Raul Mondesi and Whit Merrifield, also performing well in Cactus League play, he hasn't created much separation in the job battle.
Colon left Wednesday's game after spraining his right middle finger, Jeffery Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Colon was 1-for-2 with a stolen base before he jammed his finger sliding back to second base. It's a tough blow for the 27-year-old, who is in a four-way competition for the starting second base job in Kansas City. Before the injury, he was 7-for-28 (.250) with one RBI in 13 games this spring. He should be considered day-to-day until further notice is provided by the team.
Colon left Wednesday's game after jamming his finger, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Colon was picked off at second and apparently jammed a few fingers on his right hand while he was diving back to the base. It is unclear how long he will be out, so consider him day-to-day until the Royals say otherwise.
Colon is among the options expected to compete for the Royals' starting job at second base in spring training, the Kansas City Star reports.
The cash-strapped club will look to internal options, leaving Colon, Whit Merrifield, Cheslor Cuthbert, and Raul Mondesi as the other candidates as the offseason begins. Now 27 years old, Colon hit .231/.294/.293 with one home run and 13 RBI in 54 games. Most likely, he'll end up in a utility role if he sticks on the Opening Day roster.
Colon went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Thursday's 14-5 loss to the A's.
Colon connected for his first career home run in the bottom of the ninth as part of a five-run inning for Kansas City, but it was too little, too late in terms of the score. It took Colon 322 plate appearances over three seasons to go deep for the first time, but he made it count by doing it with two men on base. Since debuting at .333/.375/.489 in 2014, Colon has seen all three slash stats decrease as his playing time has increased. Even after Thursday's homer, he's still batting just .234 with a .585 OPS.
Colon was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
The fourth overall pick in 2010, he showed some encouraging signs during the 2014-15 seasons, flashing an ability to hit and get on base at a useful clip. However, Colon has taken a significant step back this year at the age of 27 and will likely play primarily off the bench over the final month.
Colon was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Joel Goldberg of FoxSports.com reports.
Since the All-Star break, Colon has hit a mere .182/.250/.250, bringing his batting average down to .228 for the year. Apart from occasionally filling in if an infielder needed a day off, Colon didn't see consistent time on the field. With Colon headed to Omaha, the Royals recalled Scott Alexander.
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