Note: This page is for pitcher Joseph Colon who made his major league debut in 2016; for others with similar names, click here.
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 167 lb.
- School Huertas Junior College
- High School Puerto Rican Baseball Academy
- Debut July 8, 2016
- Final Game September 28, 2016
- Born February 18, 1990 in Caguas, P.R.
Pitcher Joe Colón began his career after being taken in the 12th round of the 2009 amateur draft by the Cleveland Indians. The scout was Mike Soper. He began as a starter, earning Mid-Season All-Star selections in 2012 and 2014. In 2012, he was 9-10 with a 3.43 ERA in 22 starts between the Lake County Captains (8-8, 2.90 ERA) and Carolina Mudcats (1-2, 7.53 ERA). In 2014, he was 8-7 with a 3.39 ERA in 25 starts for the Akron Aeros. He converted to relief pitching for 2015 and earned his first taste of Triple A ball that year.
Joe's big league career consisted of 11 relief outings with the Cleveland Indians in 2016. In 10 innings, he posted a 7.20 ERA. On July 1, 2017, he was suspended for the remainder of the season after testing positive for a synthetic form of testosterone. This was his second minor league suspension, popping for 50 games at the start of the '16 season for a drug of abuse. He last pitched in the Mexican League in 2018.