Posted December 09, 2013

Report: Mets, agent for Bartolo Colon have meeting

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Bartolo Colon has a 189-128career record in 15 seasons. (Jed Jacobsohn/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Bartolo Colon has a 189-128 career record in 15 major league seasons. (Jed Jacobsohn/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

The agent for free-agent pitcher Bartolo Colon met with the New York Mets on Monday as the team tries to boost its starting rotation, reports Sweeny Murti of WFAN.

Colon, a former American League Cy Young winner, had a 18-6 record with a 2.65 ERA in 30 starts and 190.3 innings pitched for the Oakland Athletics in 2013.

The Mets need some starting pitching because ace Matt Harvey will miss the entire 2014 season after having Tommy John surgery.

Colon, 40, is a three-time All-Star, but hasn’t pitched over 200 innings in a season since 2005, the same year he won the Cy Young with the Angels.

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