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Bartolo Colon Plans to Pitch in 2020, Just not in MLB

From making impressive plays on the mound, to hitting home runs at the plate, Bartolo Colon became a fan favorite.

After two decades in Major League Baseball, the veteran pitcher has not said no to retirement just yet. Though Colon won’t pitch in the MLB, there’s a place that does want him.

Bartolo Colon signed a deal with the Monclova Acereros of the Mexican Baseball League. The 46-year old has not pitched in the majors for the past two years.

The last team MLB team Colon pitched for was the Texas Rangers in 2018. Nicknamed “Big Sexy,” the Dominican-born pitcher made a name for himself during his time in the majors.

Bartolo Colon spent 21 years in the big leagues as a pitcher playing for numerous teams. The right-handed pitcher did garner some awards throughout his playing time.

Highlight’s during Bartolo Colon’s career

Take a look a Colon making some defensive plays on the mound.

Colon played for 12 different teams throughout his career, spending most of his time with the Indians early in his career.

He made four all star appearances, won a AL Cy Young Award (2005), and was the AL wins leader the same year he won the Cy Young.

Colon became the oldest MLB player to hit his first career home run at age 42 when he was playing with the New York Mets.

During his tenure with the Rangers in 2018, he and Rangers teammate Adrian Beltre were the last active players to have played in the 1990s.

After the 2018 season, Colon finished with a career record 247-188. His 247 wins are the most by a Latin-American pitcher.

You would be surprised that Colon did not win a Gold Glove award making plays like that.

Does Bartolo Colon have enough left?

Colon makes nice behind the back throw.

How is Colon still pitching close to being 50? When you think of the “ageless wonders” in baseball, names like Jamie Moyer and Nolan Ryan come to mind. Both pitchers pitched well into their 40s.

Bartolo Colon made his MLB debut on April 4, 1997 with the Cleveland Indians.

You can make a case to but Colon in that list of names too, because it seems that no matter how old he gets, he still wants to play.

And we’re not talking about playing in a local Men’s league, either. Apparently he still has something left in the tank.

Will he make it back to the majors again? That question is a stretch to say the least. But the fact that the Mexican League wants Colon to be a part of it is a big deal.

Who’s the team Bartolo Colon will play for?

Bartolo Colon signed a deal with the Monclova Acereros of the Mexican Baseball League. The 46-year old has not pitched in the majors for the past two years.

The Mexican League is the oldest running league in the country and it is a class Triple-A organized in Minor League Baseball. The only difference with the Mexican League is that no teams are affiliated with MLB teams.

The Acereros won the league and the division last year, bringing on Colon will add much experience to a team looking to defend its crown.

There will be a lot of excitement to see Colon back on the mound after taking a year off.