(AP) -- There figure to be some interested observers Monday night when right-handers Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett square off. Colon's New York Mets and Burnett's Philadelphia Phillies may not even be chief among that group.
The veteran starters are rumored to be on the trading block since these clubs are essentially out of contention ahead of a three-game set at Citi Field.
Former teammates with the New York Yankees in 2011, Colon and Burnett could both be pitching elsewhere soon since the Mets (50-55) and Phillies (46-59) are the NL East's worst teams leading up to the July 31 trade deadline.