Mets RHP Bartolo Colon would be 'delighted' to return to the team in 2017, he recently said through an interpreter, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
"If they gave me the opportunity, I would be delighted to come back," Colon said.
He also mentioned that it would be meaningful for him to break Juan Marichal's record for Major League wins for a Dominican-born pitcher and/or Dennis Martinez' wins record for Latin American-born pitchers.
Martinez had 245 career wins, Marichal had 243, and Colon has 230.
"I know it's not something that's going to happen this year," Colon said. "But, yeah, if I caught up to either of those, it would be very meaningful. ... Any record I can break, that means a lot to me. I think, first, I'm more just chasing myself and pushing myself to do better."
Colon, 43, has posted a 3.35 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 158 2/3 innings (27 starts, one relief appearance) this season.
He is eligible for free agency after the season.