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Colon (personal) will be placed on the bereavement list, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

Colon was scratched from Monday's start to spend time with his ailing mother, who is dealing with a critical illness. The Mets will give Colon all the time he needs to take care of things on the personal front, with Carlos Torres temporarily taking his spot in the rotation and Gonzalez German coming up from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his spot on the active roster.

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Colon will not start Monday against the Cubs.

Colon flew home to visit his critically ill mother Monday and will be replaced by Carlos Torres on the mound. It's unclear how long he will require, but the team will likely offer sufficient time for him to do what he needs.

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Colon allowed two runs - one earned - on six hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in seven innings in the Mets' 2-1 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

Colon was able to work in-and-out of trouble while also mixing in dominant innings. He was cruising into the seventh, but surrendered a leadoff double and then a single, which resulted in a Juan Lagares error, putting both runners in scoring position. A pair of sacrifice flies plated both runs, making Colon, who continues to pitch well, a hard-luck loser.

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Colon turned in eight strong innings Friday night versus the Phillies, giving up just one run on six hits while picking up six strikeouts en route to the 200th victory of his career.

After struggling in his first attempt to reach the 200-win milestone, Colon bounced back for a brilliant effort Friday night. Obviously, the 41-year-old veteran has had a successful career in the big leagues over the past 17 years and seems to still have quite a bit left in the tank. Colon will carry an 11-9 record and sub-4.00 ERA into Wednesday's outing versus the Nationals.

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Colon gave up six runs over 4.2 innings Sunday against the Giants.

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Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets don't expect to trade Bartolo Colon prior to Thursday's deadline.

Puma says the Mets aren't willing to eat any of the $13 million owed to Colon, which conflicts with what Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reported last week (he said they'd be willing to eat $2 million). CBS Sports' Jon Heyman noted Tuesday that there "doesn't appear to be a great market" for Colon. The Royals, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pirates and Braves have been connected to the righty.

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Andy Martino of the New York Daily News hears from major league sources that the Royals could be interested in the Mets' Bartolo Colon or the Phillies' A.J. Burnett.

Martino notes that the Royals might not be able to add the payroll necessary to acquire Colon or Burnett, but the team's evaluators like both pitchers. Colon, who got the best of Burnett on Monday, is owed $11 million next season. Burnett's contract includes a complicated player option for 2015 which already guarantees him $7.5 million. It will increase to $12.75 million if he makes 30 starts this season. He has already made 23 starts.

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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that there "doesn't appear to be a great market" for Mets' right-hander Bartolo Colon.

Colon has posted a 3.88 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over 21 starts this season, but he's 41 years old and under contract for $11 million next season, so there is some hesitation about dealing for him. However, things could change in a hurry if teams move on from more high-profile names like Jon Lester, Cole Hamels, David Price, and John Lackey. The Mets could wait until August to make a deal or possibly move him over the offseason.

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Bartolo Colon scattered 10 hits while holding the Phillies to one run in 7 2/3 innings in Monday's win.

Colon hasn't been nearly as effective as he was last year, but he's lasted at least seven innings in 14 of 21 starts this year and allowed three runs or fewer 15 times. The Mets could cash him in if someone makes a nice offer this week, but since he still looks like he'll be an asset in 2015, their under no pressure to make a deal.

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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pirates and Braves have scouts at Monday's Bartolo Colon versus A.J. Burnett matchup.

It's not clear which pitcher each team is evaluating (and it's possible they're evaluating both). Colon certainly got the better of the matchup, as he tossed 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball, while Burnett was tagged for seven runs over five frames. Both pitchers could be moved prior to Thursday's deadline.