Bartolo Colon

Bartolo Colon

Height/Weight: 5' 11"/280 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Altamira, Dominican Republic
College: None
Draft: Undrafted 1993 signed by the
  • Sports Illustrated Texas Rangers News, Analysis and More

    Texas Rangers Lose Four Players in Minor League Rule 5 Draft

    Since no business can take place between clubs and players on 40-man rosters or big-league free agents, the MLB portion of this week's meetings were canceled. The Winter Meetings are typically wrapped up on the Thursday of the week they are held, and the Rule 5 draft is viewed as the conclusion of the meetings. Instead, the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft is indefinitely postponed until MLB and the MLBPA sign a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • Sports Illustrated Toronto Blue Jays News, Analysis and More

    Blue Jays Select Abdiel Mendoza in MiLB Rule 5 Draft, Lose 2 minor leaguers

    While the 2021 Winter Meetings and MLB Rule 5 Draft were axed because of the MLB lockout, the minor league portion of the draft carried on Wednesday. The Blue Jays selected pitcher Abdiel Mendoza from the Texas Rangers and lost a pair of prospects, OF Tanner Kirwer and RHP Curtis Taylor. A 5'10 right-hander, Mendoza pitched 36.1 innings with seven starts and three relief appearances for Texas' Single A affiliate last year, allowing a 4.95 ERA.

  • Associated Press

    Frenzy Part II? What to expect when MLB roster freeze lifts

    The ink was hardly dry on Corey Seager’s $325 million, 10-year contract with the Texas Rangers last week when baseball’s historically hurried free agency period crashed to a halt. Progress on a CBA isn’t expected until at least the weeks before pitchers and catchers are set to report, meaning another mad dash is probably in store for teams trying to fill out their rosters ahead of spring training. This year’s free agent class was headlined by a star quintet of shortstops, but three of them signed big-money deals last week — Seager, Marcus Semien (Rangers) and Javier Báez (Tigers).