Colon gets deal

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BASEBALL -

MIN­NEAPO­LIS — Bar­tolo Colon has agreed to terms on a mi­nor league deal with the Min­nesota Twins.

The 44-year-old with 235 ca­reer vic­to­ries was des­ig­nated for as­sign­ment last Thurs­day by the

At­lanta Braves, a day af­ter a loss to San Diego dropped his record to 2-8. He had an 8.14 ERA in 13 starts.

The Twins said

Colon will re­port to Class AAA Rochester soon.

Colon’s suc­cess­ful run with the New York Mets from 2014-2016 helped af­firm his sta­tus as one of the game’s most durable and pop­u­lar play­ers. He be­gan his ca­reer with Cleve­land in 1997 and won the AL Cy Young Award with the Angels in 2005. He is a four-time All-Star, most re­cently with the Mets last year, when he won 15 games with a 3.43 ERA.

The Braves hoped Colon could hold a ro­ta­tion spot this year while the team waited for pitch­ing help from prospects still in the mi­nors.


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