Friday, January 15, 2010

WSC Birth Years: Bartolo Colon

Card #49 - Bartolo Colon

Born: May 24, 1973

The fifth starting position was a bit of a problem for the White Sox in the 2009 season. Adhering to the old adage, "Let's throw a bunch against the wall and see what sticks", the ChiSox started stockpiling down on their luck veterans, hoping to catch lightning in a bottle.

Bartolo was one of those options. As hard as Colon tried, it seemed as if he would implode every few starts. On May 21, 2009, everything imploded for Bartolo, as he gave up eight runs in two innings in an eventual 20-1 loss to the Twins.

Colon made matters worse by disappearing for stretches of time during the 2009 season. The Bartolo Colon experiment ended when he was given his release in September 2009.

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