NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bartolo Colon might not make it a full season in Queens.
The New York Mets will entertain offers for Colon with the trading deadline less than a month away, according to the New York Post. The 41-year-old starter could even be “actively” shopped, the Post reported.
Colon (8-6, 3.88 ERA in 16 starts), was one of the Mets’ major additions in free agency. He signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the club after notching 18 wins for Oakland in 2013.
General manager Sandy Alderson could flip him to fill another need due to a glut of starting pitchers, the Post reported. Jacob deGrom has emerged as a dependable arm despite a 1-5 record, Dillon Gee is inching closer to coming off the disabled list, and Matt Harvey will return from Tommy John surgery in April 2015 at the latest. Noah Syndergaard and the injured Rafael Montero also wait in the minors.
Mets starter Jon Niese spoke with the Post about the possibility of being traded ahead of the July 31 deadline.
“I would think the Mets would not trade me, but if a team makes them an offer they can’t refuse, they are going to do it,” Niese said. “I am the only lefty starter right now, so I would assume they would not want to get rid of me.”
The Mets (37-48) are 10 games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East.
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