Although he hasn't been an MLB pitcher since 2018 and the start of the 2020 season has been delayed, Bartolo Colon wants back in the game. The soon-to-be 47-year-old told ESPN's Marly Rivera on Monday, "If any Major League team wants an old man, I'm available!"
A pretty good sales pitch if you ask me.
Colon last pitched with the Rangers two seasons ago -- posting a 7-12 record and 5.78 ERA in 28 games (24 starts). He did show that he still had some magic left in the tank, nearly pitching a perfect game against the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros. He also had some typical Bartolo moments, like making gum sandwiches in the dugout and catching 101-mph line drives with his stomach.
Colon was set to pitch in the Mexican League this season, but I think, right now, the world could use a Big Sexy big league comeback. If not as a pitcher, maybe, as he tells ESPN how he felt during his first comeback in 2011, in another role.
"All I wanted was to be in the Major Leagues, even as a bat boy."