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Alex Colome | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alex Colome (illness) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday.
Colome has already been ruled out for the start of the year after pneumonia knocked him down in early March, but it shouldn't be a long-lasting affliction. He's expected back in mid-April. Mar 28 - 4:38 PM

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Rays placed RHP Alex Colome on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with pneumonia.

The 26-year-old hurler spent five days in the hospital earlier in the month while battling the illness and is still working to regain his full strength. He's expected to be ready to join the Rays in mid-April.
Mar 28 - 10:50 AM

Alex Colome (pneumonia) tossed a 20-pitch bullpen session Monday morning in Rays camp.

Colome said he was throwing at around 70 percent effort. The 26-year-old right-hander spent five days in the hospital last week with pneumonia and will need to complete two more bullpen sessions before he's cleared to face hitters. Colome is not going to be up to speed by the beginning of the regular season.
Mar 23 - 10:49 AM

Alex Colome (pneumonia) is scheduled to throw the first of three bullpen sessions on Monday.

Colome spent five days in a Florida hospital last week with pneumonia. He was also a late arrival to Rays camp due to visa issues in the Dominican Republic. The 26-year-old right-hander obviously isn't going to be ready for the beginning of the regular season, though he should be ready around the middle of April.
Mar 23 - 9:19 AM

Alex Colome (pneumonia) has been released from the hospital.

Colome was diagnosed last week with pneumonia and spent five days in a hospital near the Rays' spring training complex. Visa issues delayed his arrival to camp and now he's even further behind the other candidates for Tampa Bay's starting rotation. Look for the 26-year-old right-hander to hang back at extended spring training for a couple of weeks after the regular season opens.
Mar 18 - 4:17 PM

Alex Colome (pneumonia) is still in the hospital.

A report over the weekend indicated that Colome could be released from the hospital Sunday, but he's not quite ready yet. The 26-year-old was considered a favorite for a rotation spot, but he already got a late start this spring due to visa issues. At this point, it's clear he won't be ready for the season.
Mar 17 - 10:52 AM

Alex Colome (pneumonia) could be released from the hospital on Sunday.

It's not clear when Colome, who is battling pneumonia, might be cleared to resume throwing. The right-hander is well behind schedule, as he had already gotten a late start in camp due to visa issues. He won't be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 15 - 9:48 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash announced Saturday that Alex Colome has been hospitalized as he continues to receive treatment for pneumonia.

The 26-year-old right-hander entered camp as the favorite to earn the fifth and final spot in the Rays rotation on Opening Day, though it's unclear at the moment just how long this health scare will sideline him.
Mar 14 - 11:05 AM

Alex Colome has been diagnosed with pneumonia.

Colome finally arrived to camp earlier this week after resolving a visa issue, but now he has a health problem to fight through. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined, but his status for Opening Day would have to be in jeopardy. Colome had been expected to break camp as a member of the Rays' rotation.
Mar 13 - 11:01 AM

Alex Colome has arrived in Rays' camp.

Colome was delayed due to visa issues, but he has been throwing regularly at the Rays' facility in the Dominican Republic. Now that he's in camp, the expectation is that he could get into a game before the weekend. The 26-year-old is aiming to win the fifth spot in the starting rotation this spring.
Mar 10 - 9:54 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Thursday that Alex Colome is "still very much a factor" for the No. 5 starter spot despite his visa issues.

Colome has yet to report to camp, but he's been throwing at the team's facility in the Dominican Republic. "Colome is getting his work in. We know that. We’ve had communication on that," Cash said. "As I’ve said the whole time, we’d like to have him here. I don’t think it’s fair to punish a guy for being held up, so he’s still very much a factor." Colome is viewed as the favorite for the No. 5 spot, at least until Matt Moore (elbow) return. Nate Karns, Matt Andriese and Burch Smith could get the spot if Colome slips up.
Mar 6 - 8:28 AM

The Rays are hopeful that Alex Colome, who is currently dealing with visa issues, will report to camp next week.

The 26-year-old right-hander was believed to be the favorite to secure the fifth and final spot in the Rays Opening Day rotation, though it's unclear if this delay will change their plans. He has been working out and throwing in the Dominican Republic while he awaits approval.
Feb 28 - 10:36 AM

Alex Colome has yet to report to Rays camp due to visa issues.

It's not clear whether the club has a timetable of when to expect him. Colome, who held a 2.66 ERA over 23 2/3 innings with the Rays last season, will compete for a spot in the rotation this spring once he arrives.
Feb 27 - 8:57 AM

Alex Colome hurled 6 1/3 innings of scoreless ball in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Indians.

Colome held the Cleveland offense to four hits and a walk while striking out six. The 25-year-old right-hander will finish the 2014 season with a promising 2.66 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 23 2/3 innings. He started the year on a 50-game performance-enhancing drug suspension.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 09:08:00 PM

Alex Colome pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Yankees in his spot start Monday.

Colome, called up before the game, was making his third start in the majors this year after opening the season on a 50-game PED suspension. He's always been an intriguing talent, though he still might project better in the pen than in the rotation for the long haul. It's unclear whether the Rays will give him another start before season's end.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:05:00 PM

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Starting Pitcher
S1Alex Cobb
2Matt Moore
3Chris Archer
4Jake Odorizzi
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Colome
7Nate Karns
8Matt Andriese
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