Bartolo Colon on Tuesday broke his silence after his suspension for PEDs last year, speaking to the media about the 50-game ban that ended his season on Aug. 22.
“The only thing I can say about last year is I apologize to everyone, even the fans, the team, the front office about what happened.”
The right-hander tested positive for testosterone, but after pitching well in the Dominican League over the winter, Colon seems confident his body will hold up without the help of PEDs. (FYI, last we checked he’s still 39 and fat.) He still has five games to serve in his suspension.
Colon was 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP before his season was shut down in 2012. And that was with him supposedly pitching distracted for six weeks with the suspension looming.
Colon doesn’t plan on apologizing to the team as a whole but rather individually with each teammate.
Said Bob Melvin:
“He’s not going to call a team meeting, that’s not his personality,” he said. “He’s handled everything very well.”