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Mets Bartolo Colon To Bereavement List

colonThe New York Mets have placed pitcher Bartolo Colon on the bereavement list so he can be with his mother who has fallen “extremely ill” according to Mets manager Terry Collins.

The Mets will make the move official on Tuesday so that Colon can go and be with his family in the Dominican Republic. Carlos Torres made Colon’s scheduled start for him on Monday in the game against the Chicago Cubs.

The 41 year old Colon signed a 2 year deal with the New York Mets worth $20 million. So far this season Colon has an ERA of 3.85 and recorded an impressive 5.95 strikeut to walk ratio over 161 1/3 innings of work this season.

Colon has been recently the subject of trade rumors and does have some baggage to go along with his career, being linked to the Biogenesis scandal that rocked the MLB over the last couple years and led to the suspension of not only Colon, but other big name major leaguers, such as Nelson Cruz, Ryan Braun, and most notably Alex Rodriguez, who is still being held out of baseball as a result of the suspension that he faces.

Colon has been in the big leagues for 17 seasons now, playing for 8 different teams in that time span. Colon’s most notable season was in 2005 when he won the American LEague Cy Young award with the Los Angeles Angels after he pitched to a 21-8 record while recording a 3.48 ERA and 157 strikeouts over 222 and 2/3 innings.

Colon is a long time veteran, and not matter the incidents in the past, the Mets, and the entirety of Major League Baseball stands behind Colon and his family wishing them the best during this difficult time for their family.

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