Colon gives up nine hits, six earned runs in rehab start
SALT LAKE CITY -- In his third rehab start, Los Angeles right-hander Bartolo Colon pitched seven innings for the Salt Lake Bees on Monday night, giving up nine hits and six earned runs to the Fresno Grizzlies in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.
Fresno won 6-5 and Colon (0-1) took the loss.
The 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner's first pitch was hit by Fred Lewis for a home run. The Grizzlies also hit back-to-back homers in the fourth.
Colon, who did not walk a batter, has been on the disabled list since April 19 with inflammation in his right shoulder. He struck out one and hit a batter.
"He threw pretty good," Salt Lake manager Brian Harper said. "He threw close to 100 pitches. I don't think he had his best stuff. He's healthy."
In three starts for the Angels, Colon was 0-2 with a 7.07 ERA.
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