In case you weren't aware of it yet, Barolo Colon was named teh AL Cy Young Award winner, outdistancing his closest rivals Mariano Rivera and Johan Santana by a large margin. Colon celebrated his award in high style in the Dominican Republic. Picture right.
Colon's 2005 campaign was not without some cost. A sore lower back plagued him over the last month of the regular season and a shoulder injury forced him out of the first round of the postseason and then prevented him from facing the White Sox in the ALCS, in which the Angels were eliminated in five games.
Colon left during the second inning in Game 5 of the ALDS against the Yankees with a strain to the back of his right shoulder. The move was pre-emptive as the organization would like their ace to remain healthy through at least the duration of his contract, which expires at the end of the 2007 season.
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|Bartolo Colon, Angels||17||11||118|
|Mariano Rivera, Yankees||8||7||7||68|
|Johan Santana, Twins||3||8||12||51|
|Cliff Lee, Indians||2||2||8|
|Mark Buehrle, White Sox||5||5|
|Jon Garland, White Sox||1||1|
|Kevin Millwood, Indians||1||1|