White Sox pitcher Bartolo Colon has gone missing.
The right-hander, who was supposed to be making a minor league rehab start on Thursday, has yet to show up at Triple-A Charlotte. The team has been in contact with Colon's agent, but not with the pitcher himself.
In fact, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, "the team has had little, if any, contact between Colon and the White Sox since he went on the disabled list with a sore left knee and his spot in the rotation has been filled by Jose Contreras."
The newspaper reports that Colon pulled a similar stunt last season with Boston, and White Sox GM Kenny Williams doesn't sound too concerned.
If he's out there Thursday, and shows a better mix between his breaking ball and fastball, he's got a place here. If he doesn't, he doesn't have a place here. Only he can dictate if he's ready."
I bet they could get him to show up if they pulled out one of these.