With the Backstreet Boys blaring on the stadium speakers just before the home team took the field, and other pop hits from 1997 when Colon cracked the major leagues spinning throughout the night, the Twins had a good time welcoming their newest pitcher who's the oldest active player in baseball.
The report came a day after Colon, a veteran of 12 Major League Baseball teams, made his Twins debut in a 6-3 loss to the Yankees.
In his only minor league start for the Twins' AAA affiliate in Rochester, NY, Colon gave up 4-runs in 3-plus innings. He has allowed 28 hits and 20 runs, with 14 earned runs, in 19 innings over his last four starts. Colon has 235 wins in his two decades in the majors.
"I think it will be fun if he does well", Molitor was quoted in the Strib. "This year things have gone very badly, and a lot of things come to mind, that maybe it's better to hang up my glove, as one says, but we'll see what happens in my next start".
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Colon is scheduled to start the Minnesota Twins' clash with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, and according to Rivera, his performance on the mound may impact his decision to retire. He had made 13 starts with the Atlanta Braves this season before Tuesday's Twins debut.
On a big debut stage, Colon immediately displayed his trademark command and confidence and more than proved he is a more capable and reliable back-end starter than the other tomato cans the Twins carted out in 2017.
But Joe Girardi, the Yankees manager when Colon put up an 8-10 record with a 4.00 ERA in 2011, said he wasn't surprised the righthander is still going. It was Colon's first game at Target Field, and his first game in Minnesota since 2005, when he won the AL Cy Young Award with the Angels.