Bartolo Colon officially attempting a comeback… in Mexico

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31: Pitcher Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout against the Philadelphia Phillies on August 31, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31: Pitcher Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout against the Philadelphia Phillies on August 31, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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Per reports, Bartolo Colon will pitch for the Monclova Acereros of the Mexican Baseball League in 2020. Could the “Big Sexy” be mounting a comeback?

On Valentines Day 2020, various reports indicated that 46-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon had signed a 1-year deal with the Monclova Acereros, a Triple-A Minor League Baseball team out of Mexico. In the midst of all the Astros backlash, baseball could certainly use a nice comeback story involving the “Big Sexy.”

The last time Colon pitched for any MLB team or its minor-league affiliate was for the Texas Rangers in 2018. That season, after posting a 2.82 ERA in his first 9 appearances, the wheels would come completely off and seemingly end his big-league career

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Since then videos have surfaced of Colon working out and throwing bullpen sessions, an indication that he still wants to pitch.

The Acereros, who are not affiliated with any big-league organization, will be Colon’s 12th professional team. In his 21-year career, the 46-year-old has a 247-188 record with a 4.12 ERA.

In other news, the Acereros also signed outfielder Raja Davis, who is probably best known for his late-inning heroics in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. Even though the Cleveland Indians would go on to lose that game against the Chicago Cubs, it is one of the most memorable World Series moments ever.

Aside from that, Davis is best known as a journeyman outfielder who has played in eight different organizations in 14 big-league seasons.

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In all, Davis has a career slash line of .262 / .311 / .379. 2019 was the 38-year-old’s worst MLB season, which is probably why he has settled with a Mexican Baseball League team.