After losing Alex Cobb, the Rays will adjust their rotation. Matt Moore and Roberto Hernandez will pitch the first two games of the Yankees series, and then the team will likely call on Alex Colome to start Saturday. Colome has already made one start with the team, going 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He has a 3.07 ERA in 14 starts in the minors.
Alex Colome leading option to replace injured SP
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/17/2013) Rays starting pitcher Alex Colome is considered the leading candidate to replace Alex Cobb (concussion) in the rotation and start Friday against the Yankees, according to The Tampa Tribune. Colome was optioned back to Triple-A Durham following a win in his major-league debut May 30 against the Marlins.
Alex Colome optioned after impressive debut
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/31/2013) After he made his major-league debut, the Rays optioned starting pitcher Alex Colome to Triple-A Durham Friday. The team recalled Jeff Beliveau.
Colome earned the win with 5 2/3 innings against the Marlins Thursday. He made a spot start in Alex Cobb's place in the rotation.
Alex Colome wins debut
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/30/2013) Rays pitcher Alex Colome earned the win in his 2013 debut Thursday, holding the Marlins to an unearned run on five hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven and throwing 96 pitches.
Colome started in place of Alex Cobb, who was out with a fingernail issue. Cobb is expected to return next week, but the Rays could choose to stick with Colome until David Price is healthy. If so, Colome would likely face the Tigers next week.
Alex Colome starting Thursday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/29/2013) Tampa Bay will hand the ball to recent call up Alex Colome to start Thursday in Miami, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The Rays had to scratch Alex Cobb with a fingernail issue.
Colome was called up earlier Wednesday and had been expected to pitch in relief. Colome has gone 4-5 this season with Triple-A Durham over 10 starts with a 2.60 ERA. He has 61 Ks over 55 1/3 innings.
Rays promote Alex Colome
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/29/2013) The Rays have promoted starter Alex Colome from Triple-A Durham but will use him in relief, the Tampa Bay Times reports Wednesday.
Colome, 24, entered the season ranked as baseball's No. 81 prospect, according to ESPN.
Odorizzi is the favorite to be recalled among Rays' beat writers. Archer started Thursday for Triple-A Durham, so he would be pitching on short rest if recalled. Torres was promoted to the majors Thursday and could be used in long relief. Colome last started for Durham Monday.