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Bartolo Colon taken to Dominican hospital after being hit by liner

Oct 28, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT

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Carlos Almanzar, who works for ESPN Radio in Santo Domingo, reports that Bartolo Colon was taken to the hospital after getting hit in the mouth with a liner while pitching in the Dominican Republic today.

Colon, who finished the major league season suspended after a positive PED test, was making his second start for Aguilas Cibaenas on Sunday. He allowed three runs in five innings his first time out.

Colon was 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA for the A’s before being suspended this year. He’ll officially become a free agent after the World Series.

  1. Jack Marshall - Oct 28, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Whew. For a minute there I though Colon was hit by a cruise ship, and it was going to be the Titanic all over again.

  2. cur68 - Oct 28, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Yow. That’ll hurt. Well, take it easy, Dugong. Hope it all comes out ok.

  3. husky2score - Oct 28, 2012 at 8:02 PM


  4. jlovenotjlo - Oct 28, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Ya hate to hear that, hope the injury isn’t too severe.

    I heard the injury wouldn’t have been nearly as devastating had he not tried to eat the liner as it was heading directly for his mouth.

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