Athletics Sign Bartolo Colon

SUNDAY: The incentives in Colon's contract include provisions should he pitch in relief, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser. Moving Colon to the bullpen would allow the A's to use other relievers as trade bait, opines Slusser.  

SATURDAY 9:37pm: Joe Stiglich of The Bay Area News Group reports (on Twitter) that the deal could be worth more than $5MM if Colon hits all of his incentives.

4:15pm: Colon's deal has a base salary of $3MM with a good incentives package, a source tells Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter).

3:20pm: The A’s announced that they have re-signed right-handed pitcher Bartolo Colón to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal are not yet known for the Wasserman Media Group client.

Colon turned in a 3.43 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 1.4 BB/9 through 24 starts before a positive test for testosterone landed him a 50-game suspension in August. The 39-year-old still must serve five games of that suspension in 2013.

The right-hander made just 47 starts from 2006-2009 and missed the 2010 season but turned in a strong 2011 for the Yankees. For his career, Colon has a 4.05 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9.

Mike Axisa and Edward Creech contributed to this post.


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44 Comments on "Athletics Sign Bartolo Colon"


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tacko
2 years 8 months ago

Fool me once…

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DerekJeterDan
2 years 8 months ago

Bartolo recently took a line drive to the face that left him prostrate on the mound.
Look it up if you want. I’m shocked after just being hospitalized he’s getting a contract.

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Howard
2 years 8 months ago

I’m surprised hes getting one at all…do these teams not realize it’s not worth it to go after players who got 50 game suspensions? lol

Guest
2 years 8 months ago

Why isn’t it worth it?

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sarcasm_robot
2 years 8 months ago

technically he has proven he’ll do anything to pitch well.

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Snoochies8
2 years 8 months ago

“You can never have enough pitching”

Pure depth

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melonis_rex
2 years 8 months ago

assuming its an incentive based minor league deal or something of the ilk, i like this.

edit: 3MM? either the SP market is reeeally inflated or i don’t know.

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Altrougex
2 years 8 months ago

Why sign this juicer again?

Guest
2 years 8 months ago

Because he is still productive and inexpensive? Sounds like a good value signing to me.

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tiduss
2 years 8 months ago

Save that comment for when the Giants sign Melky again.

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unvme7
2 years 8 months ago

Put yourself in the A’s shoes and ask yourself that question…

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michael hughes
2 years 8 months ago

Where are all the people who complain about PED violators getting contracts when players that commit domestic abuse or get arrested for DUIs sign contracts?