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Bartolo Colon “pretty certain” to go on DL with sore oblique

Jun 20, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

Bartolo Colon, Kurt Suzuki AP

Bartolo Colon has shown little improvement since leaving Sunday’s start with a strained oblique muscle, causing manager Bob Melvin to say yesterday that the veteran right-hander is “pretty certain” to be placed on the disabled list.

Joe Stiglich of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Colon was examined by a doctor yesterday and no official move will be made until the A’s get the results of an MRI exam back.

Colon is 39 years old and hasn’t started 30 games in a season since way back in 2005, so this is what the A’s were signing up for in giving him a one-year, $2 million deal. And they’ve already gotten good value on the modest investment, as Colon has logged 90 innings with a 4.22 ERA and 55/16 K/BB ratio.

  1. mybrunoblog - Jun 20, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    I like Colon a lot. The guy really knows how to pitch and did a great job for the Yankees last season.
    I just wonder that if he was 30 pounds lighter maybe his oblique doesn’t give out.

    • ptfu - Jun 20, 2012 at 11:42 AM

      According to noted medical specialists David “Boomer” Wells and the late great Rod Beck, you can’t pull fat. So eat more to stay healthy, Bartolo :-)

      • dan1111 - Jun 20, 2012 at 5:28 PM

        David Wells memorably “wrote the book on how not to work out”, but Colon has read it five times.

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