According to Impacto Deportivo, Colon reached the deal after Ozzie visited the veteran hurler in his native Dominican Republic:
El dirigente Ozzie Guillén viajó a Santiago de los Caballeros a ver lanzar a Bartolo Colón.
Más tarde que nunca, ahora se verán los frutos.
Según supo este martes Impactodeportivo.com.do, Colón ha llegado a un acuerdo preliminar con los Medias Blancas.
Aka (my translation)
The manager Ozzy Gullen traveled to Santiago de los Caballeros to watch Colón pitch.
Better late than never, now we’ll see results.
Impactodeportivo.com.do has learned this Tuesday that Colón has reached a preliminary deal with los Medias Blancas.
The deal is pending Colon pass a physical.
So those of you familiar with our coverage of the Octavio Dotel deal a few weeks ago, know that we were, uhm, skeptical about the whole thing. In fact, Dotel’s agent had originally denied the thing, only for Ken Rosenthal to reveal that a “source” confirmed the deal.
So now, Impacto Deportivo once again brings the scoop and we can only assume its true.
Congratulations. [ h/t South Side Sox ]
Um….just kidding. Wrong color Sox.