the 5-foot-11, 245-pound right-hander has been located. Colon was scheduled to arrive in Charlotte on Wednesday night, traveling from his native Dominican Republic, and then pitch for the Knights on Thursday against Norfolk. Thursday’s start represents the first step of an on-field injury rehab plan explained by general manager Ken Williams on Tuesday evening. … Guillen presented an interesting reason as to why Colon might have gone incommunicado.
“I worry about Colon because Colon was a big-time Michael Jackson fan,” Guillen said. “He maybe was in LA at his funeral, because I can’t find him. Nobody knows how big of a Michael Jackson fan Colon was. I’m serious. He might be depressed a little bit. “To talk to Colon, you’ve got to talk to 20 different people. You got to talk to 30 different cousins, and then to his agent, who talks to his brother, his brother call his wife, his wife say he’s with Pedro, Pedro say he’s with Juan,” said Guillen, having a little fun with the subject. “I guarantee you I’ll call [President Barack] Obama, and we’ll have a talk before Colon answers the phone. Obama will put me on hold for one second. “It’s just the way he is,” Guillen said. “I remember when we signed him. We called the Dominican Republic, and it took three days to get in touch with him.”
DeLuca characterizes Colon as beefy. Those are fighting words Mr. DeLuca!