The Diamondbacks, who have been saying all offseason that they're eying a veteran starting pitcher for the back of their rotation, have expressed interest in free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon, a major league source said Friday night.
Colon, 38, was 8-10 with a 4.00 ERA in 26 starts for the New York Yankees last season, and he fits the exact specifications of a veteran the D-backs would choose to add to their young group of Ian Kennedy, Daniel Hudson, Trevor Cahill and Josh Collmenter.
The D-backs are seeking an experienced, relatively inexpensive starter, almost certainly for only one season so as not to block the glut of prospects in their minor league system.
They previously kicked the tires on more costly veterans such as Hiroki Kuroda and Mark Buehrle, but after committing 15 million over two years to left fielder Jason Kubel, they do not appear to have much left in the budget.
Kuroda, offered about 13 million by the D-backs, was reported to have signed a one-year dea...