Former New York Mets right-hander Bartolo Colón is still bringing the heat despite no longer performing in the major leagues.
Big Sexy still throwing gas? You bet, as a Twitter user recently captured a video of him bringing the heat in a Dominican Republic league.
According to another Twitter user, who responded to the tweet, the video is of Bartolo Colón pitching in Villa Isabela, Puerto Plata.
Bartolo Colón! 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/J2hlLhjASY
— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) November 27, 2019
The former New York Mets’ right-hander didn’t pitch in the majors this past season and is currently being deemed a free agent. He last performed for the Texas Rangers in the 2018 campaign where he appeared in 28 games, starting in 24 of them. He finished that year with a record of 7-12, an ERA of 5.78 and a WHIP of 1.346.
Colón’s Mets tenure was from 2014-16. He was on the World Series runner-up team that lost to the Kansas City Royals in five games in 2015. Colón then went on to represent the National League in the All-Star Game in July of 2016.
In that year, he was 15-8 with an ERA of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.210. He additionally struck out 128 batters and walked 32 through 191.2 total innings pitched.
Prior to him becoming a free agent, Colón was still the only active player in the major leagues to have played for the Montreal Expos. He spent time with them in 2002, three seasons before they relocated to become the Washington Nationals in 2005.
It’s unclear if Colón would make a return to the MLB at any point. But at 46 years old, it doesn’t seem like he’s really lost a step.