Joe Colón

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Joseph Colon

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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.

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