Bartolo Colon Struggling in the Winter League

The Yankees have had their name connected to free agent starter Bartolo Colon this winter despite the fact that he has not pitched since 2009 and not effectively since 2005.

A big part of that reason has been the early success he had this winter pitching in the Dominican Winter League. In his first seven games there he threw 37.1 innings with a 1.93 ERA, 28 strikeouts, and just six walks.

The problem is that since then he is 0-2 with a 4.86 ERA over 16.2 innings. While it is hard to judge a starter over just three starts, it is also hard to judge him off of seven.

Overall his numbers are still decent, but do not standout as overly impressive. At this point it is hard to imagine he would get anything more than an invite to spring training on a minor league deal. Even then it may be a stretch to think that he could make the roster.

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