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


  1. Yank The Frank says:

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

  2. Xstar7 says:

    (bad pun warning)

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

  3. pat says:

    Just come back healthy, big guy.

  4. TheLastClown says:

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

  5. bottom line says:

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

  6. Karl Krawfid says:

    Bartolo, Hughes, Chavez, Jeter, Soriano.

    All back after the all-star break?


  7. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Love me some Bartolo

  8. Rainbow Connection says:


  9. M-Three says:

    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.

  10. brandon says:

    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.

  11. Slurve says:

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

  12. Slurve says:

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

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