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Report: Mets willing to pay $2 million of Bartolo Colon's contract in trade

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To trade pitcher Bartolo Colon, the New York Mets are willing to take on approximately $2 million of what remains on his two-year, $20 million contract, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports.

The 41-year-old is 9-8 with an ERA of 4.03 and has struck out 100 batters this the season. In his last start, Colon took a perfect game into the 7th inning.

Colon is set to earn $11 million next season.

According to Martino, if Colon is dealt, it will likely happen closer to the trade deadline. The deal would be most attractive, Martino reports, if pitchers David Price, Cliff Lee and Ian Kennedy all remain with their current clubs.

MORE: 2014 MLB trade deadline tracker

Is Bartolo Colon worth trading for?

On Thursday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Ben Reiter discusses moves the Tigers and A's should make before the trade deadline and how right now is a good time for the Mets to trade Bartolo Colon.

- Sarah Barshop

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