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Now that the Texas Rangers have traded away Edinson Volquez, thought to be a viable option as the fifth starter, Texas may be more inclined to get an experienced arm to bring in for spring training.

One possibility is right-hander Bartolo Colon. He's 38 years old, pitched in just 99 1/3 innings last year. Colon won the Cy Young in 2005, going 21-8 with 3.48 ERA in 222 2/3 innings. But a partially torn rotator cuff after that season has left him struggling to regain his form.

His 2007 numbers: 6-8, 6.34 ERA in 99 1/3 innings. He allowed 15 homers, 29 walks and struck out 76. Opponents batted .320 against him and the numbers were about even against righties or lefties. Batters jumped on the first pitch they saw from Colon in 2007, hitting eight homers on first pitches and sporting a .423 batting average (30-for-71), including 20 RBIs.

Source: Dallas Morning News

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