Bartolo Colon’s baseball career lives on – just not in MLB.
The 47-year-old has campaigned for another chance in the big leagues, particularly for a Mets return, but will have to settle for the Mexican League for now.
According to beisbolpuro.com, Colon agreed to a one-year deal with the Acereros de Monclova on Monday.
Colon last pitched in the big leagues in 2018, when he made 24 starts for the Rangers and went 7-12 with a 5.78 ERA.
The Dominican Republic native had his fondest memories pitching for the Mets.
“That Mets team was really something special,” Colon, who pitched from 2014 to 2016 in Queens, told ESPN last year. “I’ve played with 10 teams, but with the Mets, the way all those players treated me, how that entire franchise treated me, from the front office to the kitchen staff, it was amazing.
“And Mets fans are the best. In the beginning, when they laughed at me every time my helmet fell off, at first I felt uncomfortable. But when I saw how much the fans enjoyed it, I asked for a bigger batting helmet so that it would fall more because it was so much fun for them!”