Texas Rangers release Bartolo Colon to seek new Triple-A deal

Will Bartolo Colon's career with the Rangers be short-lived?

The Rangers have released Bartolo Colon to discuss new contract terms with the veteran pitcher, according to TR Sullivan of MLB.com.

The Rangers want to re-sign the 44-year-old to play in Triple-A, the report said. Colon has also maintained contact with the team to further these discussions.

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After 28 combined starts between the Braves and Twins last season, Colon signed a minor league contract in February that included an invitation to spring training. In his five spring training starts, he recorded a 3.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts across 18 innings.

Colon has become somewhat of a journeyman recently, playing with seven teams over the past 10 years. At his age, his main focus has been to pass Dennis Martinez for most wins in MLB history for a Latino pitcher. Colon is at 240, Martinez finished with 245.

The Dominican was hoping to enter his 21st season in 2018. He has accumulated over 3,300 big-league innings, four All-Star appearances and a 2005 AL Cy Young award in his career so far.