It's official - the 21-year MLB veteran and author of his soon-to-be-published personal memoir, "Big Sexy," is attempting a comeback. At 46 years young, and at last report, 286 pounds, you have to admit this attempt is big even if it's not so sexy.
MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez shared on social media that Colón has signed with the Mexican League team Acereros de Monclova (Steelers of Monclova).
Sanchez included a short video in his tweet of Colón working with a trainer, and he certainly looks to be in better shape than you might expect. Colón has, in fact, always been in better shape than it appeared, and his athleticism has always belied his obvious weight. Check out this video of Colón, and you'll see what I mean.
Baseball has been good for Colón, and Colón has been good for baseball. The 21-year veteran adds new meaning to the term, sporting a pretty solid 4.12 career ERA with 3,461 innings pitched and 2,535 strikeouts, per Baseball Reference.
Bartolo has appeared in four All-Star games, has been in the Cy Young running four times, and won the award in 2005 with 21 wins that season. His list of appearances in Top 10 stats reads like five of my busy stat sheets.
Colón seems unstoppable, and he'll try to prove that pitching in the tough LMB this season in Mexico. It's highly believable when you recall that the veteran appeared as an MLB All-Star as recently as 2016 and pitched a near-perfect game (through 8) with the Texas Rangers against the Houston Astros.
Whether or not Bartolo Colón is successful or not in his comeback attempt, one thing is sure - the future Hall-of-Famer will always be known as Big Sexy.