Bartolo Colon wants to return to Mets in 2017

Monday September 5th, 2016

New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon says he is interested in coming back to the team in 2017, according to ESPN's Adam Rubin.

"If they gave me the opportunity, I would be delighted to come back,” Colon said through an interpreter.

Colon turned 43 years old in May and has a 12–7 record this season with a 3.35 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 27 starts. The last remaining member of the Montreal Expos holds a 230–161 record in his career with the Mets, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox.

He trails Hall of Famer Juan Marichal’s 243 victories for the most by a pitcher from the Dominican Republic.

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Colon has been able to stay healthy as the Mets' starting rotation has seen its share of injuries this year with Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, Zach Wheeler and Jacob deGrom sidelined by injury in the final month of the season.

Colon will start on Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds.

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