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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
Contract: view contract details

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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times considers Alex Colome the favorite to pitch the eighth inning now that the Rays have traded Jake McGee.
Colome was a starter at the beginning of last year but was more successful after the Rays moved him to the bullpen. Xavier Cedeno is also a candidate to pitch the eighth inning, though he might be better utilized as a left-handed specialist. Closer Brad Boxberger will be the Rays' last line of defense in the ninth inning. Jan 30 - 10:33 PM

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Alex Colome gave up five runs in seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Indians.

Colome probably deserved to lose this one, but he hardly deserves to be winless in his last eight starts (the Rays are averaging just 3.0 runs per game in his 13 starts this season). Now 3-4 with a 4.70 ERA, his rotation spot would seem to be in jeopardy after Matt Moore returns.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 10:01:00 PM

Alex Colome yielded three runs over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

Colome gave up four hits and walked a season-high five batters. He allowed baserunners in every inning, so things could have been worse. The 26-year-old is now winless over his last seven outings. He'll bring a 4.50 ERA into a start against the Indians next week at home.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 11:03:00 PM

Alex Colome was at his best on Sunday in a no-decision, holding the Indians scoreless on one hit in seven innings of work.

Colome brought a perfect game into the sixth inning but lost it with one out when Michael Bourn reached on an infield single. Along with the one hit, the right-hander walked two and struck out four. Colome has had a few strong outings this season, but has been prone to the occasional disaster, resulting in his current 4.50 ERA. He also carries a 1.41 WHIP and a 39/18 K/BB ratio over 56 innings. Colome has a home date with the Red Sox next.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 03:52:00 PM

Alex Colome didn't last long in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals, surrendering six runs in two innings of work.

All six runs came in the second inning as the Nationals batted around. Colome allowed 10 base runners on seven hits and three walks while striking out two. The right-hander has mostly done a good job out of the rotation for the Rays, but has been prone to getting shelled every so often. Tuesday's performance balloons his ERA to 5.14 with a 1.55 WHIP and a 35/16 K/BB ratio over 49 innings. He'll have to clear his memory in time for Sunday's road start against the Indians.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 10:53:00 PM

Alex Colome pitched six innings of one-run ball against the Mariners on Saturday.

Colome allowed seven hits and walked three, but the Mariners, as per usual, struggled to push runs across. It's the fifth time in eight starts this year that Colome has allowed two runs or fewer. Both of his outings against the Mariners have qualified. It doesn't get much tougher with the White Sox up next.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 01:39:00 AM

Alex Colome lost on Monday against the Angels after giving up five runs in six innings.

Colome was hurt by the long ball, as all five runs came on three home runs. The first was a David Freese homer to left field. The second plated three runs via Mike Trout, and the third was a solo blast from Albert Pujols. Colome allowed nine hits in total while walking three and striking out five. Despite a 5.05 ERA, he's been more good than bad on the mound thus far, but he doesn't have any fantasy value. Colome starts next in Seattle against the Mariners.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 01:19:00 AM

Alex Colome gave up two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Tuesday.

Things got off to a rocky start for Colome, as four of the first five hitters singled to produce two runs in the top of the first inning. Colome settled down to allow just one more hit and one more walk over the next 4 1/3 innings. He was unable to improve his 3-1 record but he did lower his ERA to 4.55. The right-hander will next take on the Angels on Monday.
Tue, May 26, 2015 11:32:00 PM

Alex Colome blanked the A's for five innings Thursday, combining with four relievers on a 3-0 shutout.

Colome, coming off rough outings against the Yankees and Twins, worked around a leadoff triple in the first inning tonight, never allowing another extra-base hit in the contest. He's now 3-1 with a 4.81 ERA. Oddly enough, the only start in which he's gone longer than five innings is the one in which he gave up eight runs to the Yankees.
Thu, May 21, 2015 10:46:00 PM

Alex Colome was hit hard in a no-decision against the Twins on Saturday, allowing three runs on six hits over 3 1/3 innings.

Colome also issued a walk while failing to record a strikeout. The Rays are short on rotation options at the moment, but he'll have to improve upon his 6.05 ERA if he has plans on remaining in the rotation once Matt Moore returns.
Sat, May 16, 2015 06:01:00 PM

Alex Colome was trounced in a loss to the Yankees on Monday, allowing eight runs in six innings.

The right-hander walked one and gave up 11 hits on the evening, four of which were home runs. Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran hit solo homers while Brett Gardner and Chase Headley hit three-run jacks. Colome also struck out six. With three starts to his name, he has a 5.20 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and a 16/1 K/BB ratio in 16 innings. He'll attempt to rebound in a road start facing the Twins next.
Mon, May 11, 2015 10:15:00 PM

Alex Colome yielded two runs and four hits in five innings Wednesday in a win over the Red Sox.

Colome threw a modest 48 of his 79 pitches for strikes, yet he went without a walk for the second straight start. Unfortunately, he'll miss the entire four-game series against the Rangers and make his next start versus the Yankees on Monday. He's a decent enough bet in AL-only leagues, but he's not currently recommended in mixed leagues.
Wed, May 6, 2015 10:43:00 PM

Alex Colome earned a victory in his 2015 debut on Friday, allowing just three hits over five shutout innings against the Orioles.

Colome punched out six in the impressive showing without issuing a free pass. The Rays kept him on a limited pitch count in his first outing, only needing 60 pitches to get through five frames, so expect around 80 pitches when he does battle against the Red Sox in Boston on Wednesday.
Fri, May 1, 2015 09:53:00 PM

Alex Colome (illness) has been cleared to join the Rays' starting rotation Friday against the Orioles.

The game was supposed to be played at Camden Yards, but it has been moved to Tropicana Field due to the ongoing unrest in downtown Baltimore. Colome has been out all season due to a case of pneumonia. The 26-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.50 ERA and 25/19 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 career major league innings and could carry some deep mixed league value.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 05:17:00 PM

Alex Colome (illness) will rejoin the Rays' rotation this weekend in Baltimore.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times suggests that Friday would be the most likely day. Colome got a late start to spring training due to a visa issue and then went down with pneumonia, but he's healthy now and spun six innings of one-run ball Sunday at Triple-A Durham. The young right-hander is worth a look in deeper mixed leagues.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 04:18:00 PM

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1B1James Loney
2Steve Pearce
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SS1Brad Miller
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3B1Evan Longoria
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5Matt Moore
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8Jacob Faria
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Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Alex Colome
3Danny Farquhar
4Xavier Cedeno
5Steve Geltz
6Enny Romero
7Matt Andriese
8Andrew Bellatti
9Dana Eveland
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