Bartolo Colon wanted to keep playing baseball entering his age-47 season and now he gets his wish. Colon has agreed to pitch for the Acereros de Moncola of the Mexican league in 2020, per MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. The team has since confirmed the news.
One of the most beloved players in baseball, Colon last pitched in the majors with the Texas Rangers in 2018. During that season, he threw 146.1 innings and recorded a 5.78 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and struck out 81 batters.
A four-time All-Star pitcher and the 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner, Colon spent 21 seasons in the majors. During that stretch, he played for 12 teams and won 247 games with 2,535 strikeouts.
While it seems likely that his memorable career has come to an end, it’s incredible to see him still pitching at his age. We’ll always have his iconic home run to look back on as one of the best baseball moments in the 2010s.