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Alex Colome | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / TB
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rays are "getting inquiries" on Alex Colome but they're "setting a price they believe is appropriately high."
The Rays are listening on pretty much everyone, but they're also not giving up hope of contending in 2017 and Colome would obviously be a big part of that. He's also not even arbitration-eligible yet, so there's no rush to trade him. The Nationals are one team known to have asked about Colome and they're still looking for a closer. Mon, Dec 12, 2016 08:12:00 PM

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Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Nationals have talked with the Rays about a potential Alex Colome trade.

The Nationals are on the lookout for a closer and Colome would certainly fit the bill, as he put up a 1.97 ERA with 37 saves and a 71/15 K/BB ratio over 56 2/3 innings this past season. But the cost is going to be considerable. The 27-year-old Colome isn't even eligible for arbitration yet.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Alex Colome worked around a leadoff error in the ninth inning to slam the door on the Rangers and earn his 37th save.

Nomar Mazara led off the inning with a fly ball that Corey Dickerson dropped, putting the runner at second base. Colome buckled down to retire the next three batters in a row on flyouts to end the game. He was protecting a three run lead so it was one of the easiest save opportunities he has had in what has been a remarkable season for him. He has a 1.78 ERA with 69 punchouts in 55 2/3 innings.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:18:00 PM

Alex Colome was asked to get four outs on Thursday, finishing off the Yankees for his 35th save of the season.

The Rays went a little unorthodox in the game, using just one reliever to bridge the gap between starter Blake Snell and Colome, so he was tasked with doing a little more than usual. He obliged, getting the third out in the eighth before working around a leadoff single to close out the Yanks in the ninth. Colome now has a shiny 1.88 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 66/15 K/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 10:10:00 PM

Alex Colome allowed a pair of singles but nothing more Thursday, closing out the Orioles for his 33rd save of the year.

A couple of one-out hits in a one-run game threatened to give Colome his third blown save of the year, but he buckled down to strike out Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis to end the threat. The 27-year-old has quietly been a fantasy goldmine in 2016, posting a 1.97 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 66/15 K/BB ratio over 50 1/3 innings. His 33 saves are fifth-most in the American League. Not bad for a guy who didn't have a single save prior to this season.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 11:34:00 PM

Alex Colome yielded a hit and a walk but hung on to record his 29th save of the season Tuesday versus the Red Sox.

On to protect a one-run lead, Colome permitted a one-out single to Hanley Ramirez and a two-out walk to Chris Young, but he got Sandy Leon looking to end the threat. Colome has been shaky in his last two save chances, blowing one, but he's nailed down 29 in 31 chances overall this season.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:47:00 PM

Alex Colome gave up back-to-back homers to blow a save and take the loss Friday against the Astros.

It was a night to forget for Colome. The Rays pulled ahead in the top of the ninth inning when Mikie Mahtook slugged a solo homer off Ken Giles, but Colome failed to retire a batter in the bottom of the frame. He gave up a leadoff homer to Carlos Correa to tie things up before Evan Gattis followed that up with a long walk-off homer. This was just Colome’s second blown save in 30 chances this season. He hadn’t allowed a run since July 23, so his job is secure.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 01:08:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 10:29:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 12:24:00 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.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 03:48:00 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.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 09:12:00 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.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 03:50:00 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.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 03:35:00 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.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 11:28:00 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.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 12:16:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Curt Casali
2Luke Maile
3Michael McKenry
1B1Brad Miller
2Casey Gillaspie
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Ryan Brett
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Willy Adames
4Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Nick Franklin
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
RF1Steven Souza
2Jason Coats
DH1Corey Dickerson
2Wilson Ramos
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Chase Whitley
7Hunter Wood
8Chih-Wei Hu
9Austin Pruitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Danny Farquhar
4Xavier Cedeno
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Enny Romero
7Ryan Garton
8Kevin Gadea
9Eddie Gamboa
10Ryne Stanek
11Jose Alvarado
12Justin Marks
13Diego Moreno
14Dana Eveland