|Dec. 11 4:16 PM PT5:16 PM MT6:16 PM CT7:16 PM ET19:16 ET0:16 GMT8:16 CST5:16 PM MST7:16 PM EST7:46 PM VEN4:16 UAE (+1)6:16 PM CT-A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that 18-game winner Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets have agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract.
Analysis: The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because an agreement had not yet been completed. The deal is pending the 40-year-old Colon passing a physical. New York was in the market for a starter after ace Matt Harvey had elbow reconstruction surgery, which will sideline him for next season. Colon went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA for the Oakland Athletics in a season in which he began by completing a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test.
|Aug. 30 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 CST3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Colon gave up one run over five innings Thursday against Detroit but was denied the win when the Tigers rallied for a 7-6 victory.
Analysis: Colon (14-5, 2.94 ERA) had given up a combined 10 runs over 6 2-3 innings in his previous two starts.
|Aug. 17 6:15 PM PT7:15 PM MT8:15 PM CT9:15 PM ET21:15 ET1:15 GMT9:15 CST6:15 PM MST8:15 PM EST8:45 PM VEN5:15 UAE (+1)8:15 PM CT-Colon returned Thursday for the A's. He was in a position to win his 15th game. He allowed only one run and five hits without a walk over five innings in a 7-6 loss at Detroit.
Analysis: It was his first start since Aug. 13, when a groin injury landed him on the disabled list.
|Aug. 14 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 CST10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Colon was awful again in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Houston.
Analysis: Colon, who had defeated Houston three times already this season, gave up five runs and seven hits in four innings. Colon, who has already logged more innings than he did in all of 2012, walked one with three strikeouts. He has allowed 10 earned runs over his last two outings while his ERA has risen from 2.50 to 2.97. Yet after the game the burly pitcher insisted he's fine, though he acknowledged he's been "very bad" over his last two starts.
|Aug. 8 1:39 PM PT2:39 PM MT3:39 PM CT4:39 PM ET16:39 ET20:39 GMT4:39 CST1:39 PM MST3:39 PM EST4:09 PM VEN0:39 UAE (+1)3:39 PM CT-Colon had one of his worst outings of the season in a 6-5 loss to Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Analysis: Colon (14-4, 2.75 ERA) was knocked out in the third inning in his shortest outing of the season, giving up five runs and seven hits. The All-Star right-hander, who was pitching on six days' rest but weakened by a stomach virus, had made 15 consecutive starts of at least six innings and three or fewer earned runs.
|Aug. 1 12:42 PM PT1:42 PM MT2:42 PM CT3:42 PM ET15:42 ET19:42 GMT3:42 CST12:42 PM MST2:42 PM EST3:12 PM VEN23:42 UAE2:42 PM CT-Colon lasted six innings in a 5-2, 10-inning loss to Toronto on Wednesday.
Analysis: Colon gave up two runs and seven hits and is 11-1 with a 1.52 ERA in his last 14 starts.
|July 27 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET17:22 ET21:22 GMT5:22 CST2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST4:52 PM VEN1:22 UAE (+1)4:22 PM CT-Colon won his 14th game in the Oakland Athletics' 6-4 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Analysis: Colon, an All-Star, won his third straight decision while facing his former club. The right-hander earned the 2005 AL Cy Young Award with a 21-8 year for the Angels. Colon (14-3) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings, struck out two and walked two. He has won 11 of 12 decisions since losing May 9 at Cleveland and has lost just once since turning 40 on May 24.
|July 22 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 CST10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Colon pitched a four-hitter for his third shutout this season to help the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-0 on Sunday.
Analysis: Colon is 10-1 with a 1.46 ERA over his last 12 outings. It looks like the 40-year-old could win a Cy Young Award, and what a story that would be.
|June 29 3:26 PM PT4:26 PM MT5:26 PM CT6:26 PM ET18:26 ET22:26 GMT6:26 CST3:26 PM MST5:26 PM EST5:56 PM VEN2:26 UAE (+1)5:26 PM CT-Colon tossed another gem, giving up one run and six hits over eight innings in a 6-1 win over St. Louis on Friday.
Analysis: Colon has won eight straight starts, posting a 1.37 ERA over that span. The 40-year-old right-hander is 11-2 on the season.
|June 12 12:23 PM PT1:23 PM MT2:23 PM CT3:23 PM ET15:23 ET19:23 GMT3:23 CST12:23 PM MST2:23 PM EST2:53 PM VEN23:23 UAE2:23 PM CT-Colon (8-2) pitched six scoreless innings to lead the A's to their eighth win in 11 games, 6-4 over the Yankees on Tuesday.
Analysis: Colon has a 0.75 ERA while winning his last five starts.
|June 6 11:02 AM PT12:02 PM MT1:02 PM CT2:02 PM ET14:02 ET18:02 GMT2:02 CST11:02 AM MST1:02 PM EST1:32 PM VEN22:02 UAE1:02 PM CT-Colon won his fourth straight start in the Oakland A's 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.
Analysis: Colon (7-2), coming off a five-hit shutout against the Chicago White Sox on Friday, gave up one earned run and eight hits in seven innings. He had a streak of 18 consecutive scoreless innings snapped in the opening frame. Colon is among more than a dozen players whose names have been tied to a now-closed Miami anti-aging clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball. The right-hander missed the end of last season when he was suspended 50 games.
|June 1 1:07 PM PT2:07 PM MT3:07 PM CT4:07 PM ET16:07 ET20:07 GMT4:07 CST1:07 PM MST3:07 PM EST3:37 PM VEN0:07 UAE (+1)3:07 PM CT-Colon tossed a five-hitter a week after turning 40, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Friday night in a game that took only 2 hours, 14 minutes.
Analysis: Colon struck out and three and walked none for his 11th career shutout. He has 34 complete games, third-most among active pitchers behind Roy Halladay (67) and CC Sabathia (35).
|May 27 12:08 PM PT1:08 PM MT2:08 PM CT3:08 PM ET15:08 ET19:08 GMT3:08 CST12:08 PM MST2:08 PM EST2:38 PM VEN23:08 UAE2:08 PM CT-Colon struck out a season-high nine in seven scoreless innings, and the Oakland Athletics completed a sweep of the Houston Astros with a 6-2 win Sunday.
Analysis: Colon, who was hitting 94-95 mph on the radar throughout the game, said through an interpreter that the way he pitches, sometimes he likes to change his velocity.
|May 21 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 CST8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Colon allowed two runs and six hits over seven innings, earning the win during Monday's 9-2 victory at Texas.
Analysis: Colon has gone 0-2 with a 7.17 ERA over his previous four starts before stepping up Monday. He's 4-2 with a 4.31 ERA on the season.
|May 15 7:50 AM PT8:50 AM MT9:50 AM CT10:50 AM ET10:50 ET14:50 GMT22:50 CST7:50 AM MST9:50 AM EST10:20 AM VEN18:50 UAE9:50 AM CT-Colon may have showed his age Tuesday in a 6-5, 10-inning loss to Texas.
Analysis: Colon allowed three runs and four hits in six innings. He didn't strike out a batter in an outing of at least four innings for the first time in his 16 big league seasons so his fastball isn't what it used to be. He issued just his second walk all year in 47 1-3 innings.
|May 5 4:11 PM PT5:11 PM MT6:11 PM CT7:11 PM ET19:11 ET23:11 GMT7:11 CST4:11 PM MST6:11 PM EST6:41 PM VEN3:11 UAE (+1)6:11 PM CT-Hughes threw eight scoreless innings while allowing just four hits and two walks in the Yankees' 4-2 win over the Athletics on Saturday.
Analysis: The performance was good enough for Hughes' first victory of the season and lowered his ERA from 4.67 to 3.60.
|Apr. 24 4:03 PM PT5:03 PM MT6:03 PM CT7:03 PM ET19:03 ET23:03 GMT7:03 CST4:03 PM MST6:03 PM EST6:33 PM VEN3:03 UAE (+1)6:03 PM CT-Colon fired seven shutout innings to beat the Red Sox 13-0 in a seven-inning contest on Tuesday.
Analysis: Colon, who improved to 3-0, had seven strikeouts and lowered his ERA to 2.42.
|Apr. 13 12:59 PM PT1:59 PM MT2:59 PM CT3:59 PM ET15:59 ET19:59 GMT3:59 CST12:59 PM MST2:59 PM EST3:29 PM VEN23:59 UAE2:59 PM CT-Colon gave up three runs over seven innings in Friday's 4-3, 12-inning win over Detroit.
Analysis: Colon could provide good fantasy value at a low price so monitor him.
|1997||Cle||4||7||0 - 0||19||17||1||94.0||107||66||59||12||45||1||66||1.62||5.65||$45.00|
|1998||Cle||14||9||0 - 0||31||31||6||204.0||205||91||84||15||79||5||158||1.39||3.71||$206.00|
|1999||Cle||18||5||0 - 0||32||32||1||205.0||185||97||90||24||76||5||161||1.27||3.95||$235.50|
|2000||Cle||15||8||0 - 0||30||30||2||188.0||163||86||81||21||98||4||212||1.39||3.88||$263.50|
|2001||Cle||14||12||0 - 0||34||34||1||222.1||220||106||101||26||90||2||201||1.39||4.09||$237.33|
|2002||Cle||10||4||0 - 0||16||16||4||116.1||104||37||33||11||31||1||75||1.16||2.55||$140.83|
|2002||Mon||10||4||0 - 0||17||17||4||117.0||115||48||43||9||39||4||74||1.32||3.31||$121.00|
|2002||Tot||20||8||0 - 0||33||33||8||233.1||219||85||76||20||70||5||149||1.24||2.93||$261.83|
|2003||CWS||15||13||0 - 0||34||34||9||242.0||223||107||104||30||67||3||173||1.20||3.87||$241.00|
|2004||Ana||18||12||0 - 0||34||34||0||208.1||215||122||116||38||71||1||158||1.37||5.01||$197.33|
|2005||LAA||21||8||0 - 0||33||33||2||222.2||215||93||86||26||43||0||157||1.16||3.48||$269.67|
|2006||LAA||1||5||0 - 0||10||10||1||56.1||71||39||32||11||11||0||31||1.46||5.11||$19.33|
|2007||LAA||6||8||0 - 0||19||18||0||99.1||132||74||70||15||29||1||76||1.62||6.34||$54.83|
|2008||Bos||4||2||0 - 0||7||7||0||39.0||44||23||17||5||10||0||27||1.38||3.92||$42.00|
|2009||CWS||3||6||0 - 0||12||12||0||62.1||69||42||29||13||21||3||38||1.44||4.19||$41.33|
|2011||NYY||8||10||0 - 0||29||26||1||164.1||172||85||73||21||40||3||135||1.29||4.00||$160.33|
|2012||Oak||10||9||0 - 0||24||24||0||152.1||161||62||58||17||23||3||91||1.21||3.43||$143.33|
|2013||Oak||18||6||0 - 0||30||30||3||190.1||193||60||56||14||29||0||117||1.17||2.65||$230.33|
|Career||189||128||0 - 0||411||405||35||2583.2||2594||1238||1132||308||802||36||1950||1.31||3.94|
|1998||Cle||Total||1||0||0 - 0||2||2||1||14.2||9||2||2||1||7||1||6||1.23|
|0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.2||5||1||1||1||3||1||3||1.59|
|LCS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||1||9.0||4||1||1||0||4||0||3||1.00|
|1999||Cle||Total||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||9.0||11||9||9||3||4||0||12||9.00|
|0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||9.0||11||9||9||3||4||0||12||9.00|
|2001||Cle||Total||1||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||14.2||12||3||3||0||6||0||13||1.84|
|1||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||14.2||12||3||3||0||6||0||13||1.84|
|2004||Ana||Total||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||7||3||3||1||3||0||3||4.50|
|0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||7||3||3||1||3||0||3||4.50|
|2005||LAA||Total||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||8.0||10||4||4||0||2||0||7||4.50|
|0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||8.0||10||4||4||0||2||0||7||4.50|
|2013||Oak||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||10||3||3||0||0||0||4||4.50|
|0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||10||3||3||0||0||0||4||4.50|
|Career||2||4||0 - 0||10||10||1||58.1||59||24||24||5||22||1||45||3.70|