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Bartolo Colon Reportedly Agrees to Minor League Contract with Rangers

Veteran starting pitcher Bartolo Colon will look to pitch in his 21st MLB season in 2018 after agreeing to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.

John Blake, the Rangers executive vice president of communications, confirmed Colon will have an invitation to Texas' spring training.

"Bartolo brings a track record of durability and success in the major leagues," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson. "He pounds the strike zone and provides quality competition for our rotation. Welcome to Texas, Big Sexy!"

The 44-year-oldColon split 2017 between the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins, finishing with a 7-14 record to go along with a career-worst 6.48 ERA and 1.59 WHIP.

Colon started the campaign in Atlanta, where he went 2-8 with an 8.14 ERA, and while he improved in Minnesota, his numbers were still mediocre (5-6, 5.18 ERA).

One thing Colon is capable of even at his advanced age is eating innings, as he tossed 143 of them last season. In each of the previous four campaigns, the Dominican Republic native threw at least 190 innings.

Colon, a four-time All-Star and 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner, isn't far removed from one of the most productive seasons of his career.

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2018-02-04 05:18

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