Twins add veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon to roster

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Over the course of his 14 starts as a member of the aforementioned Braves, Colon strung together a whopping 8.14 ERA alongside a lopsided 2-8 record. "And it played. They had some pretty amusing swings the first couple times around, trying to figure out the best approach".

Minnesota Twins newcomer Bartolo Colon may only last two go-rounds as a member of the American League Central ball club.

A day after getting roughed up by the Yankees in his Twins debut, Bartolo Colon told ESPN he is thinking about walking away from baseball.

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We cued the circus music, poked fun at how hefty and old he was, and called him a clown, if not perhaps a boost to a Twins roster and season that has a pulse in Mid-July, but could use a jolt.

Colon is scheduled to start the Minnesota Twins' clash with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, and according to Rivera, his performance on the mound may impact his decision to retire. The 44-year-old right-hander didn't show much in his tuneup start for Triple-A Rochester either, as he allowed 4 hits and 4 runs over 3 2/3 frames with 5 strikeouts and 2 walks. "He had handled Sanchez pretty well his first couple of at-bats, but he got down on a sinker and hooked it into the corner". But Colon - who was warmly welcomed by the 33,114 fans in the stands before the game, and received a rousing ovation as he left (despite actually increasing his season ERA from 8.14 to 8.19) - was pleased with the debut.

"I feel very happy with the support the fans gave me today and hopefully I can do better my next start", Colon said. "His ability to command the baseball was really impressive to me". He pitched one-third of an inning on Tuesday and walked one batter.