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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 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. Oct 1 - 11:18 PM

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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.
Sep 22 - 10:10 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.
Sep 15 - 11:34 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.
Aug 30 - 10:47 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.
Aug 27 - 1:08 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.
Jul 29 - 10:29 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Luke Maile
2Curt Casali
1B1Brad Miller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Matt Duffy
2Willy Adames
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Nick Franklin
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Chih-Wei Hu
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Danny Farquhar
7Ryan Garton
8Eddie Gamboa
9Ryne Stanek