After shaky debut, Twins' Bartolo Colon now considering retirement


In a two-decade career, Colon has a 235-171 record with a 4.02 ERA.

The report came a day after Colon, a veteran of 12 Major League Baseball teams, made his Twins debut in a 6-3 loss to the Yankees. After a strong start in which he seemed to baffle the young Yankees hitters, Colon ran into trouble in the middle innings.

He's still a circus clown, but this isn't his first rodeo, and as the Strib's Jim Souhan wrote, the Twins could use a veteran personality in the clubhouse, a la Torii Hunter in 2015, the only other season since 2010 the Twins have been in a playoff hunt in July.

The right-hander stressed that attempting to reach Hall of Famer Juan Marichal's 243-win benchmark, the most by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, will not be a determining factor in his decision.

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"I liked how he changed speeds on his fastball, and I thought he got in on the guys he was supposed to get in on and back-doored the guys he was supposed to", Molitor said.

"I think it will be fun if he does well", Molitor was quoted in the Strib. The 44-year-old was signed by the Twins earlier this month after being released by Atlanta, and is expected to start against the hottest team in the majors during his upcoming appearance on the mound. Los Angeles doesn't present a favorable matchup for Colon and the Twins.

"I feel very happy with the support the fans gave me today and hopefully I can do better my next start", Colon said.

We put up a Twitter poll question asking if he or Tim Tebow is a bigger baseball joke right now, and 56 percent of you voted for the 280-pound "Big Sexy", the oldest player in baseball. "We'll have to what happens on my next start and we'll see what happens from now until then".