Description: The Royals have designated Colon for assignment.
Insight: Colon has allowed four runs in two innings of work this season after posting a 4.83 ERA over 50.1 innings last season. The Royals are at least being somewhat proactive in trying to change things in their bullpen leading to closer Joakim Soria. (SportsBuff.com)
3/18/2010 10:27:00 AM
Description: The Kansas City Star reports Colon's improved slider has moved him up in the pecking order to set up closer Joakim Soria.
Insight: If Colon becomes the Royals' primary set-up man, he could become the closer if Soria ends up on the disabled list for a time like he was last year. (SportsBuff.com)
3/29/2009 12:10:00 PM
Description: The Kansas City Star reports that Colon gave up three runs in the ninth inning in an 8-5 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: Colon is battling for one of the final spots in the Royals' bullpen. He has had a pretty good Spring but will probably have only one more opportunity to prove he can be effective for the Royals out of the pen. (SportsBuff.com)