Today, Colon said he weighs 267 pounds. He’d like to get down to 250. Thing is, Colon said he’s weighed at least 250 every year since 2002. That’s a stretch that includes his worst years and his Cy Young year.
“The problem’s not the weight, it’s the arm,” he said.
Colon has his own training routine this spring. I suppose you could argue that it’s because of his size, but frankly it’s not especially unusual for a 37-year-old to do something different from a 27-year-old in spring training. Colon said the heaviest he’s ever pitched was at 278 pounds, which was way back during his days in Cleveland, when he was in his 20s and probably destroying clubhouse spreads with Sabathia.
“I feel really good right now the way I am,” he said. “But I feel like I need to go down with my weight a little bit more.”
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