AP source: Bartolo Colon, 43, and Braves agree on deal

November 11, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have added another 40-year-old to their starting rotation, agreeing to terms with Bartolo Colon.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because no announcement is expected from the Braves until next week on the reported $12.5 million, one-year deal with the 43-year-old Colon.

The agreement is subject to a physical and comes one day after the Braves announced an agreement with 42-year-old R.A. Dickey.

Colon went 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA for the New York Mets in 2016. He was picked for the All-Star Game and became the oldest player in baseball history to hit his first career homer when he went deep at San Diego on May 7.


MLB.com first reported the deal.