Bartolo Colon’s new contract with the Mets includes Silver Slugger Award incentive

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The Mets officially announced Bartolo Colon‘s new one-year, $7.25 million contract yesterday. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman provided some details of his contract this afternoon, which includes an interesting incentive based on his hitting prowess.

After being embarrassed by going just 2-for-62 (.032) during his first season with the Mets in 2014, the 42-year-old worked hard to improve last winter and batted a respectable .138/.150/.155 in 64 plate appearances this past season. He set new career-highs with eight hits and four RBI. Just imagine what improvements could be in store for 2016. Underestimate him at your own peril, people.

While we wait, below are some of Colon’s greatest hits from this past season:

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Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.