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Rotowire: Sep 29 / 8:48p ET
News: Colome (7-5) surrendered a hit and struck out two in two-thirds of an inning in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Marlins.
Impact: Colome technically also blew his fifth save of the season after his eighth-inning wild pitch moved Christian Yelich to second, and the single he subsequently yielded to Martin Prado plated him to tie the score at 2-2. The 26-year-old did record back-to-back whiffs to close out the inning, and then was bailed out by Asdrubal Cabrera's two-run blast in the bottom half of the frame. Colome has provided generally solid relief work for the Rays since moving to the bullpen in early July, lowering his ERA from 4.79 to the current figure of 3.98 in the process. He has been particularly stingy with the long ball, with the last homer he gave up having come in a starting role on June 16 versus the Nationals.
Rotowire: Aug 29 / 9:03a ET
News: Colome is unlikely to pitch more multi-inning stints after Thursday's two-inning appearance, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The bigger significance to this might be that Colome could be next in line to close if Brad Boxberger goes down. Jake McGee (knee) probably isn't coming back until the final week of the season, if at all, Kevin Jepsen was traded, and Steve Geltz has a 5.25 ERA since the start of July. If the Rays are keeping Colome as a single-inning setup man, they're probably high on him as a late-inning reliever.