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Alex Colome | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Alex Colome struck out two of three batters he faced Sunday in a Grapefruit League appearance against the Twins.
Colome was shopped this spring by the rebuilding Rays, but the club didn't find a suitable package. The 29-year-old right-hander enters the 2018 regular season as a mid-to-upper tier closer. He led all major leaguers in saves last year with 47 despite a lower strikeout rate and elevated ERA. Mar 11 - 4:08 PM

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Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals' interest in trading for Alex Colome was "overstated."

Goold says that the Cards "didn't see (Colome) as (a) closer" and that their trade talks with the Rays, at least from St. Louis' perspective, appeared to center more on Chris Archer. This comes on the heels of president of baseball operations John Mozeliak saying Saturday that the team is content entering the season with Luke Gregerson as their closer. It appears the Cardinals might be done shopping for bullpen help.
Jan 14 - 12:07 PM

Rays and RHP Alex Colome avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.3 million contract.

It's a huge salary increase for Colome, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time. He led all of baseball with 47 saves last season.
Jan 12 - 1:06 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Mets have inquired on Rays closer Alex Colome.

Topkin mentions the Mets alongside the Cardinals and Rockies as teams that are "hot" for the 29-year-old right-hander. The feeling is that the Cubs could also be involved. The Mets might be hesitant to give big money to relievers in free agency, but their farm system isn't very strong. The Rays will likely be able to do better elsewhere.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 10:47:00 AM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Cardinals and Rockies are "aggressively pursuing" Rays closer Alex Colome via trade.

The Rays are known to be shopping various players on their roster and the Cardinals and Rockies are widely expected to add a closer, so it wouldn't be surprising if there was a match here. Interest should reach well beyond these two clubs, as well. Colome led the majors with 47 saves this past season and owns a 2.63 ERA over the past two seasons. He's arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 08:13:00 AM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Rays are "engaged with multiple teams in active trade discussions centered on closer Alex Colome."

Morosi reported two weeks ago that the Cardinals had been discussing a possible trade for Colome, and now he mentions St. Louis "among the clubs with sustained interest." The 29-year-old right-hander is probably generating looks from just about every team in baseball as a reliable late-inning reliever with a 2.63 ERA over the last two seasons and three years of club control. Colome led the majors in saves this past season with 47.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 01:24:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times writes of Alex Colome this offseason that the closer "figures to be a hot topic and likely to be dealt."

Colome is entering his first of three arbitration years this winter, so it makes sense that the cost-conscious Rays would be looking to trade him while his value is high. Slated to turn 29 years old next month, Colome boasts a 2.63 ERA and 129/38 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 frames over the last two seasons as the Rays' closer. He led all of baseball with 47 saves in 2017. The Cardinals are one team that has already been connected to Colome.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 09:03:00 AM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Rays and Cardinals have discussed a possible Alex Colome trade.

St. Louis is in search of a closer this winter with Juan Nicasio and Seung Hwan Oh hitting free agency and Trevor Rosenthal out through 2018 following Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Colome led all major leaguers in saves in 2017 with 47 and he boasts a 2.63 ERA with 129 strikeouts over his last 123 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old right-hander carries three years of arbitration eligibility.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 01:51:00 PM

Alex Colome allowed two hits and a run while earning a save against the Orioles on Saturday.

He gave up a double to J.J. Hardy and a single to Chance Sisco followed by a sacrifice fly off the bat of Anthony Santander. He was protecting a two-run lead so all was fine. Colome has wrapped up the major league saves title with 47 on the season. He has a 3.24 ERA with 58 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 10:01:00 PM

Alex Colome nailed down his 46th save of the season Saturday versus the Orioles.

Tampa Bay was up 9-1 leading into the bottom of the ninth inning, but Baltimore began a late rally and so Colome got brought in to put out the fire. He retired the one batter he faced, needing just two pitches to include a flyout.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 10:47:00 PM

Alex Colome picked up his 45th save of the season in a 3-2 victory over Boston on Sunday.

Colome did allow one hit, but it was quickly erased with a double play. It's a nice bounce back after his blown save on Friday. The 45 saves are now five ahead of Greg Holland for the MLB lead.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 04:31:00 PM

Alex Colome gave up three runs -- two earned -- in two-thirds of an inning to blow a save Friday against the Red Sox.

A Danny Espinosa error helped the Red Sox along, but Colome gave up three hits and walked a batter in blowing the three-run lead. It was his first blown save since July 27.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 01:25:00 AM

Alex Colome picked up his 43rd save of the year for the Rays in a win over Boston on Sunday.

Colome didn't give up a hit, and he struck out one. Outside of a few hiccups, he's been lights out for the Rays, with a 3.02 ERA and 56 strikeouts in just over 62 innings.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 05:31:00 PM

Alex Colome secured his major-league leading 41st save with a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the White Sox.

Colome induced a couple of ground outs before striking out Omar Narvaez swinging to end it. He’s now five saves ahead of struggling Rockies closer Greg Holland for the major league lead.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 11:21:00 PM

Alex Colome notched three strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save in a 5-3 defeat of the Royals.

He allowed a one-out single to Salvador Perez as he struck out the side. He hasn't been as dominant as some other closers but leads the major leagues with 40 saves. Colome has a 3.02 ERA with 54 strikeouts and 21 walks in 59 2/3 innings.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 11:55:00 PM

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2B1Brad Miller
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SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Matt Duffy
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CF1Kevin Kiermaier
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4Nathan Eovaldi
5Matt Andriese
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R1Alex Colome
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3Daniel Hudson
4Sergio Romo
5Dan Jennings
6Andrew Kittredge
7Jose Alvarado
8Chih-Wei Hu
9Ryne Stanek
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