Colon throws off mound for first time since hamstring injury


Update (5:08pm): Via Brian Heyman, Joe Girardi said that Colon with throw 50 pitches in a simulated game on Monday. That conveniently lines him up to start next Saturday, which would be the Brian Gordon’s next scheduled turn if they use Monday’s off day to skip him.

Original Post (4:15pm): Via Pete Caldera, Bartolo Colon threw 31 pitches off a mound in Tampa today, the first time throwing off something other than flat ground since injuring his hamstring a little more than a week ago. No word on what’s next, but I imagine he’ll take a day or two off before trying it out again. Remember, it’s not so much how he feels while throwing, but how the hamstring reacts the next day. Hopefully it goes well and he can rejoin the rotation before the All-Star break.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • Yank The Frank

    It would be great if he was back for the Rays series right before the break.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    (bad pun warning)

    The Yankees should eat some more spinach. I hear it’s good for your Colon.

    • JonS

      The warning was of no use. The pun was just that bad.

    • TheLastClown

      Gross. This is what I get for not reading the few comments before I post one.

    • jsbrendog

      zee goggles, zey do nuffing

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      I DID warn you guys. But did you listen? No.

  • pat

    Just come back healthy, big guy.

  • TheLastClown

    I really hope they’re pumping him full of grains & leafy greens. Fiber: essential for good Colon health.

  • bottom line

    Rushing Colon could be a big mistake. Hamstrings are tricky. Don’t think Bartolo got the stem cell treatment for his hammies.

    • Yank The Frank

      A rushing Colon is never good. Just ask Chan Ho Park.

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7


        • TheLastClown

          Oh sweet memories.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Bartolo, Hughes, Chavez, Jeter, Soriano.

    All back after the all-star break?


  • BigTimeBartolo

    Love me some Bartolo

  • Rainbow Connection


    • Rainbow Connection


  • M-Three

    You can’t compare this one to Chan Ho Park. Park pitched like crap before the injury and sucked even worse when he came. I don’t get why everyone always shocked that he was horrible here. There was no reason for Cashman to sign him. Park was a complete waste of our time.

    • Short Porch

      He pretty much shat the bed.

    • Nico

      You obviously didn’t get the joke. Read that post again

    • Rainbow Connection

      “Park pitched like crap before the injury and sucked even worse when he came.”


  • brandon

    They better not rush Colon. Give him a rehab start or 2. Hughes will likely get 2 more rehab starts. Garcia and Nova should be pitching for their jobs right now. Who ever comes back first, Hughes or Colon, will take Gordons spot. The next one will be taking either Garcias or Novas spot.

  • Slurve

    Chan Ho was never able to get his No.2 over for a strike.

  • Slurve

    Chan Ho Park was never able to get his No.2 over for a strike.