Joseph Colon

Position: RHP
Born: 2/18/1990
Height: 6'0
Weight: 170
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 12th round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 0-1 with an 0.59 ERA in 13 games at Columbus (Triple-A), striking out 14 and walking eight while allowing four hits in 15.1 innings.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Columbus on July 7 along with RHP Austin Adams when RHP Mike Clevinger was sent down and RHP Zach McAllister was placed on the 15-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 7/8/2016

Debut Details
July 8, in a 10-2 win over the New York Yankees. The last of two pitchers, he came on for starter Corey Kluber in the top of the ninth and threw one inning, allowing one run on two hits and striking out one. After fanning Jacob Ellsbury, the first big-league batter he faced, Carlos Beltran hit a double to left field and after moving to third on a wild pitch, scored on Brian McCann’s RBI double to left. Austin Romine then popped out in foul territory to the catcher and Starlin Castro flew out to center to end the game.

Player Notes
Colon had actually just been added to the Indians’ 40-man roster five days prior to his recall, making at least a little bit of the paperwork easier when the call came. Coming off of a 2015 season during which he combined to go 3-0 with a 3.13 ERA in 33 games between Akron (Double-A) and Columbus, striking out 46 batters and walking 14 in 48 2/3 innings, he got a late start to the 2016 season as he was serving a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a “drug of abuse.” The Indians moved him from a starting role to the bullpen in 2015 after six seasons as a starter (counting 2010 which was almost completely erased by injury) and overall he’d posted a 3.50 career ERA coming into 2016, yet had not reached Triple-A until the very end of the ’15 campaign. At Akron in 2014 he went 8-7 with a 3.39 ERA in 25 starts, fanning 96 while walking 55 in 138 innings.