Earlier this week, Impacto Deportivo wrote that the Royals may be close to signing free-agent RHP Bartolo Colon.
However, today, Impacto Deportivo writes that, despite his streak of two to three good outings in the Winter League, Colon has yet to reach 90–mph with this fastball.
The online newspaper speculates that he may not be entirely healthy, or that he is holding back in fear of getting hurt, and so clubs may be waiting to see a few more starts before seriously considering whether to sign him.
…thanks to Jorge from Puerto Rico for the translation…
Posted in Bartolo Colon on January 4th, 2008
I heard he was regularly hitting 94 last summer. It makes sense to see if he can get the speed back on his fastball before a team considers giving him a 2 year deal.