Former Mets RHP Bartolo Colon might be willing to consider a minor-league contract, but only if he can return to the Mets, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post.
The Mets currently only seem to have "minimal" interest in Colon, according to Puma. GM Sandy Alderson said in September that the Mets would be looking for a player reminiscent of Colon.
"I think if we were able to find a Bartolo Colon-type, who fits in the three-four spot and semi-guarantees 180-200 innings, that would probably be something that would stabilize our rotation," Alderson said at the time. "So, yes, I think it's something we'll look at."
Following the Twins' loss in the Wild Card game this season, Colon said he plans to play one more season, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
Colon split time with the Braves and Twins in 2017, going 7-14 with a 6.48 ERA across 28 starts. The 44-year-old won at least 14 games in three season with the Mets and pitched a career-high 34 games in 2016 when he won 15 games and had a 3.43 ERA.
Colon has started at least 24 games in seven consecutive seasons.