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Report: Bartolo Colon expected to sign with Rangers this week

Vincent Frank
Feb 15, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) catches a ball while covering first base during MLB spring training workouts at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Bartolo Colon’s MLB career is like a cockroach. No matter how much we try, there’s absolutely no way to kill it.

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the 44-year-old Colon is expected to sign a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers this week.

While it’s not yet known what type of contract Colon is looking at, it’s highly likely it will come with a spring training invite and some sort of seven-figure guarantee should Colon break camp with the 25-man roster.

The former Cy Young winner posted a 7-14 record with a 6.48 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in between Atlanta and Minnesota last season. He had originally signed a one-year, $12.5 million deal with the Braves prior to being released during the summer. Within days, he landed in Minnesota.

Despite last season’s struggles, Colon is one year removed from earning an All-Star appearance with the New York Mets. At the very least, he might be able to act as a spot starter and long reliever in Texas.