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Álexander Manuel Colomé Pérez (born December 31, 1988) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners.

Álex Colomé
Álex Colomé in 2017 (35256227530).jpg
Colomé with the Tampa Bay Rays
Chicago White Sox – No. 48
Pitcher
Born: (1988-12-31) December 31, 1988 (age 30)
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 30, 2013, for the Tampa Bay Rays
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record26–22
Earned run average3.07
Strikeouts369
Saves126
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Tampa Bay RaysEdit

At age eighteen, Colomé signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as an amateur free agent in March 2007. The Rays added him to their 40-man roster on November 18, 2011.[1]

The Rays promoted Colomé to the major leagues on May 29, 2013.[2] He started 3 games, posting a 2.25 earned run average (ERA).

On March 24, 2014, Colomé was suspended 50 games for failing a random drug test.[3] Colome ended the year 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA in 5 games, 3 of which were starts. Colomé saw his first significant playing time in 2015, most of it due to a switch to the bullpen, where he finished with 43 appearances and a 3.94 ERA.[citation needed]

In 2016, Colomé was named the full-time closer for the Rays due to an injury to Brad Boxberger. He kept the role as closer. He finished the season with 37 saves, fourth in the AL, and ended the season with a 1.91 ERA.[4] Colome was also selected to his first career All-Star game.

In 2017, Colomé became the sixth player in franchise history with forty saves;[5] he ended the season with 47 saves, which led the major leagues.[6]

Seattle MarinersEdit

On May 25, 2018, the Rays traded Colomé and outfielder Denard Span to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for minor leaguers Andrew Moore and Tommy Romero.[7]

Chicago White SoxEdit

On November 30, 2018, the Mariners traded Colomé to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Omar Narváez.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Colomé is the nephew of former Rays reliever Jesús Colomé.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chastain, Bill (November 18, 2011). "Colome, Rodriguez, Vogt added to Rays' roster". MLB.com. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  2. ^ Topkin, Marc (May 29, 2013). "Colome called up to help bolster bullpen". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Rays' Alex Colome banned 50 games". Associated Press. ESPN.com. March 24, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  4. ^ "Alex Colome Stats". Baseball Reference. BaseballReference.com. March 24, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "Sortable Player Stats". Tampa Bay Rays. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  6. ^ "Alex Colome Stats | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  7. ^ Johns, Greg (May 25, 2018). "Mariners acquire Colome, Span from Rays: Club sends out young arms Moore, Romero in deal to bolster depth". MLB.com. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "White Sox acquire Colome for Narvaez". MLB. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  9. ^ Topkin, Marc (May 30, 2013). "Some things to know about tonight's starter: Alex Colome". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved March 25, 2014.

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