Atlanta Braves sign free agent pitcher Bartolo Colon to a one year contract
Lake Charles, Louisiana
November 11, 2016 5:54pm CST
David O' Brien reports the news on Friday former New York Mets right handed starting pitcher Bartolo Colon. 43, has reached a one year agreement to pitch for the Atlanta Braves. Colon, 43, will fill a void that the Braves will need in the 2017 Major League Baseball season by providing a mentor role to the young pitchers on the Braves starting pitching staff. Colon became a free agent at the end of the 2016 Major League Baseball season when his contract with the New York Mets expired. The Mets decided to let Colon test the free agent market since they felt they had enough starting pitchers on their team for the near future. Colon is the oldest player in the history of Major League Baseball to hit his first home run on May 7, 2016 off San Diego Padres right handed starting pitcher James "Big Game" Shields.
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