New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon cleared waivers Monday and can be traded to any team, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
Colon is 12-10 this season with a 3.82 ERA across 25 starts. The 41-year-old pitcher is due $11 million in 2015.
The Newark Star-Ledger's Mike Vorkunov reported last week the Los Angeles Angels are a team in need of a starting pitcher like Colon due to the recent setback to starting pitcher Garrett Richards. At the time it was considered unlikely the Angels would receive a chance to claim Colon off waivers because, with the best record in baseball, the Angels had the last dibs of any major league club trying to claim the pitcher. The fact Colon cleared waivers Monday means the Mets may trade him to any team.
The Mets activated Colon from the bereavement list Friday. He recently visited his ailing mother in the Dominican Republic.
- Will Green