Bartolo Colon Solidifying His Place In Yankees’ Rotation

Colon throws 6 strong innings in Yankees' loss

      PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) – Bartolo Colon made another strong
bid for a spot in the Yankees' rotation, allowing one run over six
innings in New York's 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday
night.
      Colon is competing with Ivan Nova, Freddy Garcia and Sergio
Mitre for two openings behind CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Phil
Hughes.
      Colon gave up two hits and struck out five during his 64-pitch
outing. In four exhibition starts, the burly right-hander has
allowed four runs over 15 innings.
      Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez went 0 for 2 with a walk.
A-Rod had gotten a hit in each of his other 13 spring training
games.
      
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