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Mets Trade Rumors: Bartolo Colon placed on waivers

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The veteran pitcher has been mentioned in trade rumors involving the Angels over the past few days; could it finally be going down?

Mike Stobe

We've mentioned here over the past few days the likelihood of the Mets trading pitcher Bartolo Colon to the Angels. Of course, with the non-waiver trade deadline long gone, they would have to first put him on waivers first before trading him.

Now, the team looks at least one step closer to swapping the veteran Dominican hurler.

You'll remember that the Mets made a move like this last season. With Marlon Byrd and John Buck claimed by the Pirates off waivers, the team was able to complete a trade that sent the two of them to Pittsburgh in exchange for highly-touted prospect Dilson Hererra and a player to be named later. That player turned out to be Vic Black, who has proven to be a viable option out of the bullpen.

We'll know for sure in a few days, but at least for now, a move to ship Colon to a contender that has just lost an important arm in their rotation seems very likely.