10DBartolo Colón
SP ATL
3 days ago

Colon (oblique) will no longer start Wednesday's game against the Giants due to back stiffness, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Colon will now stick on the disabled list for a little while longer as he waits for the stiffness in his back to subside. It's unclear when the 44-year-old will be able to return to the rotation, but the Braves will stick with their current five-man rotation until then, with Sean Newcomb and Jaime Garcia moving up to start Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

10DBartolo Colón
SP ATL
4 days ago

Manager Brian Snitker confirmed that Colon (oblique) would come off the 10-day disabled list to start Wednesday against the Giants, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Colon will be ready to rejoin the rotation this week after reporting no issues with his oblique during his bullpen session a few days earlier. Rather than moving prospect Sean Newcomb to the bullpen or to Triple-A Gwinnett to make room for Colon, the Braves will instead go with a six-man rotation this week. If Newcomb continues to perform well and Snitker ultimately decides to remove a starter from the rotation down the road, Colon could be in danger of losing his spot after submitting a 7.78 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over his first 12 starts of the season.

10DBartolo Colón
SP ATL
7 days ago

Colon (oblique) is expected to come off the DL and start Wednesday's game against the Giants, Dan O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran is dealing with a strained oblique, but he made it through a side session Monday without issue, and the plan is for him to return to action without a rehab assignment. Colon, who last pitched on June 5 against the Phillies, has been erratic thus far in 2017, allowing six or more earned runs in five of his 12 starts on the year.

10DBartolo Colón
SP ATL
2 weeks ago

Colon (oblique) threw a side session Monday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Apparently everything went without a hitch, and manager Brian Snitker said Colon will toss one or two more side sessions before they "get him back out there," per O'Brien. The plan was to originally return Colon to the rotation upon his activation, though it's unclear if that's still the case. He isn't scheduled to return to the rotation this weekend, but the 44-year-old could enter the bullpen as early as Friday if that's where he ends up.

10DBartolo Colón
SP ATL
2 weeks ago

Colon (oblique) is not expected to come off the disabled list when first eligible, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

There hasn't been any word on how Colon is progressing through his recovery, but the Braves confirmed he won't be able to rejoin the big club until at least after the weekend. An updated timetable for his return should become available once the Braves update his status, while Sean Newcomb will continue to start in Colon's place for the time being.

10DBartolo Colón
SP ATL
2 weeks ago

Colon was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a left oblique strain.

EDGE Analysis

Just as Colon seemed to have lost his grasp on a rotation spot, news of an injury surfaced to put him on the shelf for the time being. No word on the severity of the injury has come forth, although oblique injuries are known to linger for a good amount of time. The first start the veteran would be eligible to make would come June 16 against the Marlins. No corresponding move has been at this time, either, although most signals are pointing toward Triple-A pitchers covering his next few turns in the rotation as opposed to a long reliever already in the big leagues.

10DBartolo Colón
SP ATL
3 weeks ago

Colon (2-7) is at risk of losing his spot in the rotation after he allowed eight runs on seven hits over just 3.2 innings Monday against Philadelphia, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The outing raised Colon's ERA all the way up to 7.78 and his WHIP to 1.71. Atlanta has a doubleheader on Saturday, which may save Colon for now, but the Braves are considering their options, and even if Colon survives the axe, his leash is getting awfully short.

10DBartolo Colón
SP ATL
3 weeks ago

Colon (2-6) gave up nine runs, only two of which were earned, on seven hits and a walk over 2.1 innings in Tuesday's 9-3 loss to the Angels. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

All the runs scored in the third inning as errors by Jace Peterson, Dansby Swanson and Colon himself prolonged a frame that saw 11 straight Angels batters reach base. The 44-year-old will take a 6.99 ERA and 1.66 WHIP into his next start Monday at home against the Phillies.

10DBartolo Colón
SP ATL
1 month ago

Colon (2-5) allowed seven runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out just a single batter over five innings during Thursday's loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a hit-or-miss season for Colon, and he was way off the mark Thursday. The veteran has held opponents to two earned runs or fewer in four of his 10 starts but surrendered 26 runs through his other six outings. With a 6.96 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 5.8 K/9 for the year, Colon is difficult to rely on in any fantasy format at this point. He projects to make his next start on the road against the Angels.

10DBartolo Colón
SP ATL
1 month ago

Colon (2-4) gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits while striking out six over 4.1 innings before exiting the game after a lengthy rain delay in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves had staked him to a lead, but the 110-minute delay kept Colon from returning to finish the fifth inning and qualify for the victory. The 43-year-old will take a 6.38 ERA and 1.48 WHIP into his next start Thursday at home against the Pirates.