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Bartolo Colon could lose 25 pounds

Updated: February 18, 2011, 10:12 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- With an opportunity to return to the major leagues, Bartolo Colon says he weighs 267 pounds and is 25 pounds overweight. Colon is trying to earn the New York Yankees' fifth starter spot after not pitching in the major leagues last year.

"I have a goal, but I won't be able to do it during spring training," Colon said.

Colon, 37, is on a minor league contract so signing him was a risk-free move for the Yankees. He is competing with Freddy Garcia and Sergio Mitre for that ...

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