Angels' Colon leaves start early with elbow irritation

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Los Angeles starter Bartolo Colon left after the first inning of the Angels' game at Tampa Bay on Wednesday with right elbow irritation.

The right-hander gave up four runs and four hits, including home runs by Rocco Baldelli and Ty Wigginton. He was replaced by Kevin Gregg.

Colon, the 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner, is 1-5 during an injury-marred season. He was on the disabled list from April 19 to June 17 because of right shoulder inflammation.

Gregg departed with one out in the fifth with left knee irritation.