Bartolo Colon on the bench

Colon’s mother dies; Germen called up

Bartolo Colon’s mother died of breast cancer Monday, hours after he was scratched from his scheduled start against the Cubs so he could fly home to see her. The Mets will place Colon on the bereavement list Tuesday.

Colon flew to the Dominican Republic to be with Adriana Morales, 63, who entered the hospital during the weekend. Her death was announced by the Cibao Eagles, a Dominican winter league team.

The Mets will call up Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Colon.

In 21 games earlier this year, Germen had a 4.78 ERA over 26 1/3 innings, striking out 26 and walking 11. In 14 games with Las Vegas, Germen has a 0.52  ERA over 17 1/3 innings. He’s struck out 17 and walked six.

Colon, 41, recently became the fifth Dominican pitcher with 200 major league wins. Colon learned of his mother’s illness before the season  (ESPNDeportes, Aug. 18)




34 comments
mesmo
mesmo

Sincere condolences to the entire Colon family.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Prayers for you Bartolo and your family. Take comfort that you will see your Mom again someday in Heaven.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

my deepest condolences .Bartalo .  and his family during this very hard time 

golsf
golsf

Condolences to Bartolo Colon and his family.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Sé que su madre se dio la bienvenida en el reino de los cielos, mi amigo, Bartolo. Mi más sincero pésame.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Mis más sinceras condolencias, mi amigo.

brrrandooo
brrrandooo

Man thats awful news, hope you and your family take all the time you need.  Couldn't have happened to a more genuine guy

jimm1200
jimm1200

Don't think that she might have been sick a while.  Cancer just creeps up and kills quickly if not treated properly.  My grandmother was 83, but a super strong person.  She was more like a 65 year old (still climbing beds to clean.  If she fell, she wouldn't break anything, carrying heavy things all over).  She had a few pains for a few month near her abdomen but we thought nothing of it.  She continued regularly.  We finally check her into the hospital in late May after she turned yellow (still a strong at this point).  15 days later, she passed away.  Once the cancer is touched, it spreads quickly (days) and nothing you can do.


You hope that whatever this family passed through, that she didn't suffer a long time, but also wasn't something that just crept up on the family out of nowhere either.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

My prayers are with you Bartolo... I know how you feel my mom died 2 yrs ago..and not an easy thing to go through.

January 12th
January 12th

Oh no. This is really sad. I imagine she may have been sick for a while an Bartolo may have expected something like this was going to happen eventually. It's still very sad.

Danny Calcano
Danny Calcano

My condolences for you and your family Bartolo. Mis condelencias para la familia Colon. 

drmetfan
drmetfan

My prayers go to the Colon family. This is tragic news. Cancer claims yet another victim. She is now in a better place. GOD Bless!

Eric Solomon
Eric Solomon

Sad. Hope he made it back in time to say goodbye.

BerryBeltran
BerryBeltran

My heart felt condolences....I know what its like to lose a parent....


Life is bigger than baseball...

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Bartolo, condolencias a usted y su familia

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

Condolences Bartolo--- Glad to see she held on long enough to see you win your 200th game. She will be watching you from heaven

mets74
mets74

Condolences to Bartolo and his family.

Luz Arvelo
Luz Arvelo

Prayers for the Bartolo Colon family and friends.

gpopper
gpopper

My deepest condolences and prayers to Bartolo Colon and his family. May she rest in peace.

Sergio Valdez
Sergio Valdez

Prayers and best wishes to you and your family Bartolo. Just terrible.

Troy Hueschen
Troy Hueschen

Thoughts and prayers are with you, during this difficult time!

dannym28
dannym28

sorry bartolo, thoughts to your family 

matmil
matmil

My condolences to him and his family. God Bless.

Flocaveli
Flocaveli

Bartolo, I pray for you man! You should sit out the rest of the season to recover

livluvlaf
livluvlaf

So sorry to hear that, May she rest in peace.

rico
rico

Sorry Bartolo,  tough stuff.  

illnagas
illnagas

Nice of Mike Francessa to allow Colon to visit his mother.