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Bartolo Colon, Mets Reunion Reportedly Under Consideration

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 29, 2017

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
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The New York Mets will consider a reunion with veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon, but they're skeptical of his struggles this season, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. 

The Atlanta Braves announced Thursday they'd be designating 44-year-old for assignment after he produced a cringeworthy 8.14 ERA in 13 starts this season.

Colon spent the past three years with the Mets, producing a 44-34 record with a 3.90 ERA. He showed impressive consistency while throwing over 190 innings per year, winning at least 14 games each season.

He even earned his fourth All-Star nod last year while producing a 3.43 ERA. He's also a former Cy Young award winner, having taken home the prize in 2005 with the Los Angeles Angels.

Limited room in the Mets rotation caused him to sign with the Braves in the offseason on a one-year, $12.5 million deal. However, he struggled mightily with his new team, allowing six or more runs in each of his last four starts.

Meanwhile, New York suddenly has a need for starting pitching with 80 percent of its opening day rotation on the disabled list, including stars Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey.

Although the club entered Thursday with a 35-42 record and is unlikely to give up much for a new starting pitcher, Colon could be the perfect fit.

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