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Alex Colome | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alex Colome was suspended 50 games after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing drug.
Colome debuted at the major league level in 2013 and posted a promising 2.25 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 16 innings. Now the 25-year-old right-hander has to sit out the first two months of the 2014 campaign. He was ranked a Top 100 prospect by Baseball America in 2010. Mar 24 - 2:06 PM

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Rays optioned RHP Alex Colome to Triple-A Durham.

The move comes as a bit of a surprise as he was a candidate for the final spot in the Rays rotation with Jeremy Hellickson beginning the season on the disabled list. He appeared in just one game for the Rays this spring, working a scoreless inning while allowing one hit.
Mar 8 - 1:40 PM

Alex Colome (elbow) said Friday that he's "ready to go."

Colome was shut down last June due to a strained elbow, but he feels fine after a long period of rest. The young right-hander will compete for the final spot in the Rays' rotation following Jeremy Hellickson's injury but will most likely begin the year at Triple-A.
Feb 14 - 10:31 AM

The Rays expect Alex Colome (elbow) to be 100 percent for spring training.

Colome missed the final three months of last season due to a strained elbow, but he didn't require surgery and will enter spring training with no limitations. The young right-hander should begin next season in the Triple-A rotation.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:40:00 AM

Rays activated RHP Alex Colome from the 60-day disabled list.

Colome missed the last three months of the season due to a strained elbow, though he didn't end up needing surgery. As long as he's healthy, he'll likely begin next year in the Triple-A rotation.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 06:35:00 PM

Alex Colome is likely headed to the disabled list with Triple-A Durham due to a mild elbow strain.

No word on how long he'll be sidelined. Colome was sent down to Triple-A over the weekend after he allowed seven runs (four earned) in 10 1/3 innings over two starts while filling in for David Price.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 09:26:00 AM

Rays optioned RHP Alex Colome to Triple-A Durham.

Colome made two spot starts for the Rays, but is no longer needed with David Price expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday. He'll return to a 3.07 ERA over 71 innings at the Triple-A level.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 03:44:00 PM

Alex Colome pitched decently in Friday’s loss to the Tigers, allowing four runs on four hits over his six innings of work.

Colome walked two and struck out two on the evening. If it weren’t for Miguel Cabrera, Colome would’ve had a much more enjoyable evening. Cabrera had three of the four hits against him, including a two-run homer in the first inning and a solo shot in the third. He’ll look for better results when he takes on the Astros in Houston on Wednesday.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 10:18:00 PM

Alex Colome will remain in the Rays' rotation and start Friday against the Tigers.

Colome will stick around after he surrendered three unearned runs over 4 1/3 innings in a start against the Yankees on Saturday. He'll be followed by Chris Archer and Jeremy Hellickson this weekend.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 03:18:00 PM

Alex Colome surrendered three unearned runs over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Saturday.

Colome gave up five hits and five walks, so he exhausted his pitch count pretty early. Things could have been much worse, but Colome worked out of a jam in the third inning and Alex Torres snuffed out a potential rally when he entered the game in the fifth. It's unclear whether Colome will get another turn in the rotation.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 05:34:00 PM

Rays recalled RHP Alex Colome from Triple-A Durham.

Colome will start Saturday against the Yankees and could remain in the starting rotation until David Price (triceps) returns. He had seven strikeouts and allowed just one unearned run over 5 2/3 innings in his major league debut last month and is posting a 3.07 ERA over 14 starts with the Rays' Triple-A affiliate.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Alex Colome will make a start for the Rays on Saturday afternoon against the Yankees.

Colome struck out seven batters and allowed just one unearned run over 5 2/3 innings in his major league debut last month versus the Marlins. He's sure to have a tougher time navigating the Yankees' lineup but still makes for a decent streamer in deep mixed leagues. If he pitches well, he will likely remain in the rotation until David Price (triceps) returns.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 08:57:00 AM

Rays optioned RHP Alex Colome to Triple-A Durham.

Colome was terrific in his major league debut Thursday, striking out seven over 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Marlins. Alex Cobb (fingernail) is expected to be ready to start Tuesday, though, so the Rays no longer need Colome. He could get another shot if Chris Archer struggles.
Fri, May 31, 2013 03:04:00 PM

Alex Colome surrendered just an unearned run over 5 2/3 innings and struck out seven Marlins to earn a win in his major league debut Thursday.

Marlins is the key word there; Colome had faced similarly talented lineups in the minors. It'll be interesting to see what the Rays do now; they have Chris Archer coming up to start Saturday and they could send Colome down to make room for him. Colome, though, made a case to stay in the rotation in David Price's place with his performance tonight.
Fri, May 31, 2013 12:09:00 AM

Alex Colome will make his major league debut on Thursday against the Marlins.

Alex Cobb is dealing with a fingernail issue, so he's been pushed back. With Jake Odorizzi optioned, Colome could possibly stick around if he pitches well. He's not a bad streaming option against the horrid Marlins lineup.
Wed, May 29, 2013 10:01:00 PM

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2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
SS1Yunel Escobar
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3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
RF1Wil Myers
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4Chris Archer
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Jake Odorizzi
7Cesar Ramos
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7Juan Carlos Oviedo
8Jeff Beliveau
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