Full name JOSEPH COLON...Married, Joan Torres...Daughter, Aliana Victoria....Favorite player growing up was Greg Maddux...Attended Huertas Junior College. where he boxed and played basketball … Enjoys racing horses in his free time.
Season started late due to suspension, was dominant and Triple-A and got his first taste of Major League action in July and September...Was suspended on January 8 for the first 50 games of the season for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program (drug of abuse) and did not make his first appearance until May 31 at Triple A Columbus...Allowed runs in only 3 of 20 Triple-A outings and recorded an ERA of 0.82 for the Clippers (22.0IP, 8H, 4R/2ER, 12BB, 21SO, .114 average against)...Slated to be a Major League non-roster invite prior to suspension and worked out of Minor League camp in March...Added to 40-man roster on July 2...Did not allow a home run over 22.0 Minor League innings, limited right-handed batters to a .100 (4-40) average against while left-handed hitters hit .133 (4-30)...Batters hit .065 (2-31) with runners on base at Triple-A and .154 (2-13) with RISP...Was recalled for the first time on July 7...Made his Major League debut on July 8 vs. the New York Yankees (1.0IP, 2H, 1R/ER, 0BB, 1K-Ellsbury)...Made 3 appearances in July before going on the 15-day Disabled List with right shoulder inflammation on July 19...Rehabbed at AAA Columbus starting on August 6 and was activated and optioned to Columbus on August 15...Recalled for a second time on September 1 and spent the remainder of the season with Cleveland...Appeared in 8 games in September, posting an ERA of 9.95 and picked up his first Major League win on September 9 at Minnesota (1.0IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0SO) in a 5-4 win in relief of Danny Salazar...Worked a career-high 2.1 scoreless inning on July 10 vs. New York-AL. ‹ Major League hitters batted .389 (7-18) with runners on base and .308 (4-13) with RISP...Lefties were just 4-for-20 (.200) with 2 2B, 0 HR and a .573 OPS allowed...Righties had a 1.160 OPS against...Pitched in one regular season game and the playoffs in the PRWL towards the end of December.
Season started in mid-May (right shoulder soreness) and pitched exclusively in relief for the first time in his career...Opened the year in Akron and did not allow a run over 16 of his last 17 outings from June 3-July 28 (1.08 ERA, 25.0IP,10H, 3ER)...Promoted to AAA Columbus for the first time on May 31 for one outing and again on August 5 for the remainder of the season...Combined on the year posted an ERA of 3.14 (48.2IP, 47H, 17ER, 47SO)...Worked 2.0IP four times for the Clippers...Worked 3 playoff outings (4.0IP, 3H, 3R/2ER).
Posted winter ball ERA of 1.16 in 12 games/7 starts for Santurce in the Puerto Rican Winter League (38.2IP, 34H, 5R/ER, 17BB, 31K, 0 HR)...Led the league in ERA and was 3rd in strikeouts...Received 50-game suspension for second positive test from a drug of abuse as part of MLB's Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program on Jan 8.
Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for 5/26-6/2 after his first career complete game shutout on 5/26 vs. Reading...Named to the EL midseason All-Star team...Did not pitch after 8/17 (right shoulder)...His 3.39 ERA was 5th-lowest in the Indians system and 7th in the Eastern League.
Missed time due to right elbow injuries during the regular season...appeared in 7 games for Cangrejeros de Santurce of the PR Winter League (1.93 ERA).
For Lake County and Carolina, posted a 3.43 ERA, which ranked 6th in the organization...Named to the Midwest League midseason All-Star team.
Missed the season with right elbow reconstruction.