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Alex Colome | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / TB
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Alex Colome notched a two-out save against the Yankees on Friday.
Erasmo Ramirez got the call for the ninth inning initially, as the Rays had a four-run lead, but he was pulled after giving up a pair of one-out singles. Colome quickly put out the fire after getting Brett Gardner on a force out and Jacoby Ellsbury to fly out. After blowing his first save of the season last Saturday, he has converted each of his last two chances. He now owns a 2.23 ERA and 45/12 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings this season to go along with 23 saves. Jul 29 - 10:29 PM

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Alex Colome entered the ninth inning with a two-run lead but gave up a game-tying two-run bomb to Jake Smolinski and a walk-off blast to Ryon Healy to blow the save and take a loss on Saturday.

It was a very rare poor game for Colome, who snapped his streak of 21 consecutive saves. This was his first blown save of the season. The bad game lifted his ERA from 1.59 to 2.34 on the season. His job security at closer should still be strong.
Jul 24 - 12:24 AM

Rays activated RHP Alex Colome from the 15-day disabled list.

He missed the minimum 15 days with right biceps tendinitis. Colome will return to the ninth inning with Ryan Garton resuming his usual setup role. The right-hander has pitched like an All-Star this year, converting all 19 save chances with a brilliant 1.76 ERA over 30 2/3 innings. Brad Boxberger will probably have to settle for setup duty when he returns from a strained oblique.
Jul 5 - 3:48 PM

Alex Colome (biceps) threw Monday and felt fine.

Colome landed on the disabled list last week due to right biceps tendinitis, but he appears on track to be activated on Tuesday. The Rays have relied on a committee approach at closer during his absence, with Ryan Garton getting the save in his absence.
Jul 4 - 9:12 PM

Alex Colome (biceps) hopes to throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

Colome played catch without issue Thursday and will do it again Friday. He thinks there's a chance he'll be activated on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. "For sure... Maybe," Colome said.
Jul 1 - 3:50 PM

Rays placed RHP Alex Colome on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 19, with right biceps tendinitis.

Colome hasn't appeared in a game since June 18, so the good news is that he's eligible to return as soon as next Monday. He's aiming to be ready by then, but that's not a sure thing. Rays manager Kevin Cash is likely to use a committee at closer during his absence. If they have a lead, that is. Erasmo Ramirez has struggled quite a bit recently, so Xavier Cedeno could be the pitcher to stash in this situation. Matt Andriese could also be in the mix.
Jun 28 - 3:35 PM

Alex Colome secured his 19th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

In to protect a one-run lead, Colome issued a one-out walk to Kyle Seager but erased him with a game-ending double play. The 27-year-old hasn't given up a run since May 1 and with Brad Boxberger's (oblique) return nowhere in sight, Colome has a firm grasp on the Rays' closer gig.
Jun 14 - 11:28 PM

Alex Colome recorded his 18th save but made it interesting by allowing a walk, a double and then another walk to load the bases before closing it out on Friday versus the Astros.

Colome has thrived since becoming a reliever last year. He now has a 0.96 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. His 11.89 K/9 is elite and he doesn't have a problem with walks. The Rays flirted with the idea of returning Brad Boxberger to the closer role but Colome should have a mortal lock on the ninth inning in Tampa Bay now.
Jun 11 - 12:16 AM

Alex Colome struck out three in a five-out save Friday against the Twins.

He allowed two hits and walked two, but he worked out of trouble. Colome was supposed to be on his way out of the closer's role when Brad Boxberger returned, but after Boxberger's latest injury, he'll have the job all to himself for at least another month. He has 13 saves and a 1.14 ERA.
Jun 4 - 12:10 AM

Alex Colome notched a six-out save Tuesday against the Marlins.

It was his first six-out save. Colome entered the game with two on and nobody out in the eighth inning. He induced a double-play grounder before giving up an RBI single to Adeiny Hechavarria, but got Miguel Rojas to fly out to center field to end the threat. He then pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning, which included a pair of strikeouts. Colome has done an excellent job in the closer role for Tampa Bay, posting a 1.29 ERA and 28/4 K/BB ratio in 21 innings while going 12-for-12 in save chances. Brad Boxberger is expected to get his old job back when he comes off the DL, but Colome could make that decision more difficult than originally expected.
May 24 - 3:38 PM

Alex Colome picked up his 10th save and struck out three in 1 1/3 flawless innings during Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jays.

Although we're all waiting to see what the Rays do once Brad Boxberger returns to the big-league bullpen, Colome has been phenomenal. He has 24 strikeouts and just four walks in 17 1/3 innings of work this season, and his ERA is a cool 1.56. If he hangs onto the closer's role -- and it seems like he should, if recent performance matters at all -- the right-hander will immediately vault up the fantasy closer rankings.
May 18 - 11:17 PM

Alex Colome got the final two outs against the Orioles on Tuesday to earn his fifth save.

After Xavier Cedeno started the inning to face, and retire, Chris Davis, Colome entered and put away Mark Trumbo and J.J. Hardy to end the game. He's been stellar as the Rays' fill-in closer in Brad Boxberger's absence, posting a 1.08 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 9/2 K/BB ratio over 8 1/3 innings. The job may still be Boxberger's to lose when healthy, but it will be awfully hard for manager Kevin Cash to make that call if Colome is still pitching this well in a few weeks.
Apr 26 - 10:07 PM

Alex Colome retired the only batter he faced to record his fourth save of the season in Monday's win over the Orioles.

The Rays used three pitchers to get three outs in the ninth inning, as Erasmo Ramirez started the inning after finishing the eighth. He then gave way to Xavier Cedeno, who passed the baton to Colome. Colome has yielded just one run over 7 2/3 frames this season while converting all four of his save opportunities.
Apr 25 - 10:48 PM

Alex Colome converted his second save of the season with a clean 10th inning in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

It was a painless endeavor for Colome in picking up the save, as he got David Ortiz on a groundout sandwiched around strikeouts of Xander Bogaerts and Hanley Ramirez. Colome has notched two saves in the last three days and has struck out eight over 6 2/3 innings this season. He should remain in the closer role until Brad Boxberger returns next month.
Apr 19 - 11:44 PM

Alex Colome picked up a win with two scoreless relief innings in Tuesday's victory over the Blue Jays.

Colome pitched a scoreless top of the eighth and then remained in the game after the Rays scored twice in the bottom of the frame to take the lead. He closed the game out, but it wasn't without controversy. The Jays appeared to take the lead when Logan Forsythe's wild throw led to two runs scoring, but it was ruled that Jose Bautista interfered at second base, wiping the runs off the board and ending the game. Colome should receive the bulk of the save chances for the Rays while Brad Boxberger (core surgery) is on the shelf.
Apr 5 - 10:47 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Luke Maile
2Bobby Wilson
1B1Logan Morrison
2Brad Miller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Nick Franklin
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Andriese
7Kevin Jepsen
8Ryan Garton
9Danny Farquhar