(2/15/2011) The Rockies have agreed to sign RP Jesus Colome to a minor league deal. Colome made 12 appearances with Seattle last year, posting a 5.29 ERA.
Rangers give Colome minor deal
(8/16/2010) The Rangers signed free-agent reliever Jesus Colome to a minor-league contract and assigned him to the Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks on Monday.
Dodgers give Colome minor deal
(6/24/2010) The Dodgers signed reliever Jesus Colome to a minor-league contract.
Colome declines minors assignment
(6/13/2010) Ex-Mariners reliever Jesus Colome has cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent Thursday.
M's designate Colome for assignment
(6/1/2010) The Mariners designated RP Jesus Colome for assignment Monday. Colome was 0-1 with a 5.29 ERA in 12 games.
Colome gives up game-winner
(5/15/2010) Mariners reliever Jesus Colome (hip) returned to action for the first time since hurting himself in Wednesday's game. He allowed a walk-off home run to Willy Aybar, the only batter he faced, to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning.
Ailing Colome held out on Thursday
(5/13/2010) Mariners RP Jesus Colome, who left during Wednesday's game with a sore hip flexor, was held out of Thursday's game against the Orioles. According to the The Sports Xchange, the Mariners hope he'll be ready to pitch again Friday or Saturday in Tampa Bay.
Colome leaves due to injury
(5/12/2010) Seattle RP Jesus Colome started the eighth inning on Wednesday in a loss to Baltimore. He could not finish the inning. Colome left the game with an injury after getting the first two outs. He looked uncomfortable on the mound and after coaches came out to check on him he was replaced by Kanekoa Texeira. Colome struck out one and his ERA is 4.26.
RP Colome called up by Mariners
(4/8/2010) The Mariners have brought up right-hander Jesus Colome to give them a boost in an already taxed bullpen. Relievers worked 9 1/3 innings through the first three games of the year. Seattle selected Colome's contract from Triple-A Tacoma and designated for assignment outfielder Ryan Langerhans, who had a pinch-hit appearance in Wednesday night's 6-5 loss to the Athletics. Colome has pitched in the major leagues each of the last nine seasons. He is 19-26 with a 4.66 ERA in 329 relief appearances.
(2/21/2010)The Sports Xchange reports Mariners pitchers Jesus Colome and Yusmeiro Petit were the only players who didn't report to camp on time. Colome is in the Dominican Republic while finalizing his visa, and Petit was allowed some extra time as he attended to personal matters.
Colome inked to minor league deal
(2/10/2010) The Seattle Mariners have signed right-hander Jesus Colome to a minor league contract with an invitation to their spring training camp. Colome has pitched in the major leagues each of the last nine seasons. He is 19-26 with a 4.66 ERA in 328 relief appearances. He pitched in 61 games with the Nationals in 2007 and 2008, going 7-3 with a 4.07 ERA. Colome made his major league debut with Tampa Bay on June 21, 2001.
(8/21/2009) The Brewers have placed RP Jesus Colome on the 15-day DL with a right forearm strain and recalled RP Chris Narveson from Triple-A.
J. Colome throws scoreless inning
(8/15/2009) Brewers RP Jesus Colome, who bruised his finger Tuesday and hadn't pitched the last two days, returned to the mound Friday against the Astros. He allowed one hit and recorded one strikeouts in one scoreless inning.
Colome not back on the hill Thursday
(8/13/2009) After suffering a bruised finger during Tuesday's game against the Padres, Milwaukee RP Jesus Colome did not pitch in Wednesday or Thursday's game. He is considered day to day.
Colome doesn't pitch Wednesday
(8/13/2009) After suffering a bruised finger during Tuesday's game against the Padres, Milwaukee RP Jesus Colome did not pitch in Wednesday's game. He is considered day to day.
Colome suffers bruised finger
(8/12/2009) The Padres knocked Brewers reliever Jesus Colome out of the game in the eighth inning Tuesday when Everth Cabrera lined a run-scoring hit that deflected off the pitcher's hand. Colome has a contusion of his right pinky finger. Colome allowed one run and three hits in 1 2/3 innings. He struck out one.
(7/26/2009) MLB.com reports that the Brewers have signed former Nationals RP Jesus Colome to a minor league contract.
Nats' Colome becomes free agent
(7/7/2009)Jesus Colome refused his minor league assignment by the Nationals and elected to become a free agent Tuesday.
Nats designate Colome for assignment
(7/5/2009) The Nationals designated pitcher Jesus Colome for assignment Sunday. They have 10 days to trade, release or outright him to the minor leagues.
Nats middle relief struggling
(6/24/2009) From The Sports Xchange:Joel Hanrahan, Kip Wells and Jesus Colome -- are struggling, and all own ERAs over 6.00. "Somebody has to step up out of those three guys, because I can't pitch the same four guys out of the 'pen every single day whether I'm trailing or I'm ahead," manager Manny Acta said. "They have to step up. Somebody out of those three has to step up and pick up some of those innings." With several intriguing options waiting in the wings at Class AAA Syracuse, including right-hander Tyler Clippard, the Nationals could be on the verge of making a couple of roster moves. "Absolutely, it's something that we could see," Acta said. "Because the other four guys are the ones pitching the crunch-time innings. And these guys in some of those innings, you're just supposed to go out there and keep us in the game. If you can't do it, then somebody else has got to come up here and do it."
Colome returns with strikeout
(6/21/2009) Washington RP Jesus Colome pitched Sunday after hurting his left quadriceps on Saturday. Clearly, he was OK. Colome pitched one scoreless inning and struck out a batter. His ERA is at 6.35.
Colome injures quadriceps Sat.
(6/20/2009) Washington RHP Jesus Colome left Saturday's win over the Blue Jays in the 11th with a right quadriceps strain. Colome went 1/3 of an inning and walked and struck out one. His ERA is 6.97.
(4/4/2009) In setting their opening-day roster, the Washington Nationals opted for two unusual trios: They will begin the season with three left-handed relievers and three catchers. To get to the 25-man limit, the Nationals optioned right-handers Jason Bergmann and Garrett Mock to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday and reassigned right-handers Jesus Colome and Jordan Zimmermann and infielder Alex Cintron to minor league camp. "I have done everything that was asked of me. Pitched well," Bergmann said. "I had every indication I had a good chance of making the team." Zimmermann earned a spot in the Nationals' rotation, but they won't need a fifth starter until April 19, so he will open the season at Syracuse.
(3/7/2009) Nationals RP Jesus Colome pitched a perfect ninth inning during Saturday's 7-5 spring win against the Mets for his third save. He has pitched four perfect relief innings this spring and has two strikeouts.
Ledezma, Colome headed for Nats camp
(1/16/2009)Wil Ledezma and Jesus Colome have agreed to minor league contracts with the Nationals and were invited to spring training. They bring the total number of players scheduled to participate in the team's major league camp in Viera, Fla., starting next month to 63 - the franchise never has gone to spring training with fewer than 70 players since moving from Montreal to Washington before the 2005 season.
Nationals release reliever Colome
(12/10/2008) Right-handed reliever Jesus Colome was released by the Nationals on Wednesday after two seasons with the club. In eight major league seasons with Tampa Bay and Washington, Colome is 18-25 with six saves and a 4.50 ERA.
Colome picks up second relief win
(6/16/2008) Reliever Jesus Colome (2-1) picked up the victory Sunday. He threw two scoreless innings. "Colome came in and was lights out," manager Manny Acta said. "He had the best command of his fastball than he's had all season."
Colome gets blasted vs. Florida
(5/10/2008)Jesus Colome had allowed four of seven inherited runners to score this season before getting called on to pitch against Florida Friday. Make it seven out of 10: He threw a fastball up in the strike zone to Luis E. Gonzalez, who drove it into the right-field corner for a bases loaded double. "I don't know what's happening right now," Colome said. "Right now, I'm walking too many. The last couple of times in the game, I'm missing with fastballs. I'm missing my spots."
Colome might be overthrowing
(4/7/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Nationals RHP Jesus Colome has walked seven batters in four innings already this season, and pitching coach Randy St. Claire believes the reliever is trying to overthrow. St. Claire watched video with Colome Sunday morning and noticed the pitcher was dropping his arm angle too low, also contributing to the lack of control. "He just has to shorten it up a little bit," St. Claire said. "He may be a little slower, but I'll take 93 (mph) with location rather than 97 and not knowing where it's going."
Colome walks in winning run in 10th
(4/3/2008) Nationals RP Jesus Colome intentionally walked two batters to load the bases Thursday before walking Jayson Werth unintentionally to bring in the winning run as Philadelphia defeated Washington 8-7 in 10 innings.
(12/13/2007) Reliever Jesus Colome and the Nationals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $1.25 million, one-year contract Thursday. The right-hander's deal includes $25,000 bonuses for appearing in 70 and 80 games.
Colome picks up fifth relief win
(9/19/2007) Jesus Colome (5-1), the fourth of nine Nationals pitchers, worked a scoreless sixth for the win Tuesday.
Colome terrible but gets hold
(9/12/2007) RHP Jesus Colome earned an unusual hold Monday night. He faced three hitters and did retire any of them, giving up a home run and single and hitting a batter. Florida's Cody Ross was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double.
RHP Colome works two innings
(8/21/2007) Jesus Colome, activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday after missing 48 games with a soft tissue infection in his right leg, pitched two innings against the Astros on Monday in Houston.
Colome help out Rivera, Rauch
(8/20/2007) RHP Jesus Colome rejoined the Nationals after being reinstated from the 15-day DL. He was placed on the DL on June 25 with an infection in his right buttock. "Another fresh arm," manager Manny Acta says of Colome. Acta is hoping to take pressure off Jon Rauch and Saul Rivera, who are first and second in the majors in appearances with 68 and 66.
RP Colome comes off DL
(8/18/2007) The Washington Nationals designated outfielder Ryan Langerhans for assignment Saturday after their 7-4 loss to the New York Mets and activated right-hander Jesus Colome from the 15-day disabled list.
Colome begins rehab assignment
(8/15/2007) The Nationals sent reliever Jesus Colome (infection) on a Class A rehab assignment.
Colome to report for workouts
(7/23/2007) RHP Jesus Colome, on the 15-day disabled list since June 24 following surgery for a soft-tissue infection in his right buttocks, is scheduled to report to the Nationals' minor league complex in Viera, Fla., on Monday to begin several days of workouts, including leg strengthening exercises.
Colome to start throwing again
(7/17/2007) According to The Sports Xchange notes: RHP Jesus Colome is getting closer to returning to the field after having an abscess on his right buttock surgically removed. Nationals manager Manny Acta said Colome -- on the 15-day DL since June 24 -- could soon begin throwing, and because his injury wasn't to his arm, it's not likely to take him long to return to pitching shape.
Colome to leave hospital Tuesday
(7/2/2007) RHP Jesus Colome is expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday. He's on the 15-day DL with a soft-tissue infection in his buttocks.
Colome goes on 15-day DL
(6/24/2007) Nationals shortstop Cristian Guzman and reliever Jesus Colome were placed on the 15-day disabled list following Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Washington also acquired Levale Speigner from Minnesota in a trade that reunites the right-hander with his former team, and activated Jason Bergmann from the disabled list. Right-hander Chris Schroder was optioned to Triple-A Columbus to make room for Bergmann, but was recalled to the Nationals before he had time to leave. He replaced Colome on the roster.
Colome finds niche in Washington
(6/4/2007) When Jesus Colome was working his way through the minors, scouts raved about his eye-popping numbers on the radar gun. In 2001, one survey credited him with the best fastball in the Triple-A IL. "I think he was one of those guys who was in love with the gun," Nationals manager Manny Acta said. "One of those guys who would throw a pitch and try to find how hard he threw it instead of where he threw it." When he joined the Nationals this spring, he corrected a mechanical flaw in his delivery and learned how to rely more on his slider and changeup. "He has finally realized that he has to pitch instead of trying to throw the ball by everybody," Acta said. "You can see now how he can start hitters off with offspeed stuff. Before, he was trying to blow everybody away. It took him awhile, but I'm glad he's getting it with us."
Colome's scoreless streak ends
(5/27/2007) RHP Jesus Colome's string of 10 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings ended Sunday at St. Louis when he allowed a Scott Spiezio home run leading off the eighth.
(5/27/2007) RHP Jesus Colome hadn't allowed a run in 10 2/3 innings, including a perfect eighth inning in Friday's 5-4 victory. But manager Manny Acta said there's no temptation to make him the permanent setup man and demote Jon Rauch, who has allowed seven runs in his past four innings. Rauch was 3-for-3 in save chances while closer Chad Cordero was on the bereavement list earlier this month. "I don't give up on my guys after four bad outings," Acta said. "Just a week ago people were wondering if we were going to take Rauch out of the closing role and now that he's struggling as the setup we're not going to go through the same thing. He's going to bounce back."
Colome picks up relief victory
(5/23/2007) Jesus Colome (4-0) took over in the seventh inning Tuesday and picked up the victory, Washington's eighth in 12 games.
Colome picks up first save
(5/14/2007) Despite the fact Chad Cordero (personal) was back from the bereavement list on Monday against the Braves, manager Manny Acta turned the ball over to Jesus Colome in the bottom of the ninth for his first save of the season.
Colome makes Bowie a loser
(5/9/2007) Loser Micah Bowie (0-2) was lifted Wednesday for right-hander Jesus Colome. Colome allowed back-to-back singles to Bill Hall and Geoff Jenkins, which scored Prince Fielder after catcher Brian Schneider couldn't come up with a throw to the plate.
Colome has scoreless streak end
(4/26/2007) Nationals RP Jesus Colome had his nine-inning scoreless streak snapped Wednesday against the Phillies when he gave up an eighth-inning homer to Jimmy Rollins. Colome, however, remains one of Washington's most effective relievers. He is 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA in 11 appearances. Opponents were hitting .173 off of him entering Wednesday's game.
Jesus Colome earns second win
(4/21/2007) Jesus Colome (2-0) picked up the win for the Nationals Friday at Florida with three scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks and striking out two.
Nationals' bullpen comes through
(4/4/2007) The Nationals bullpen post five shutout innings after starter Matt Chico got slapped around Wednesday. Levale Speigner, Micah Bowie, Jesus Colome, Ryan Wagner (2 innings), Ray King and winner Jon Rauch (1-0) combined to lead toward the ninth-inning, game-winning rally.
Colome tosses shutout innings
(4/2/2007) In the eighth inning, reliever Jesus Colome was examined on the mound by a trainer for what appeared to be a left leg problem but he stayed in the game.
Colome added to Nats roster, 'pen
(3/28/2007) Washington purchased the contract of right-hander Jesus Colome from Triple-A Columbus. "He's pitched better than we'd ever seen him before," manager Manny Acta said. "When you find arms like that and the way pitching is nowadays where everybody's looking for those type of arms, I think you've got to hold on to this one. We're happy to keep him."
Nats hand out spring invites
(1/19/2007) D'Angelo Jimenez was among 12 Nationals who agreed to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. Jimenez hasn't appeared in more than 35 games in a season since 2004. He hit a combined .211 in short stints with Texas and Oakland last season. The other players agreeing to minor league deals were: right-handers Jesus Colome and Anastacio Martinez; left-handers Luis Martinez and Arnie Munoz; outfielders George Lombard and Abraham Nunez; and infielders Melvin Dorta, Jose Macias and Jorge Toca.
Nats give Colome minor league deal
(12/19/2006) The Nationals signed RHP Jesus Colome to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
Colome set to start rehab
(6/3/2006) Right-hander Jesus Colome, out with a shoulder injury, is scheduled to pitch in his first extended spring game on Monday.
Colome throws on flat ground
(5/3/2006) Jesus Colome (right shoulder) threw on flat ground Wednesday.
Colome might resume throwing
(4/28/2006) Jesus Colome (shoulder) might begin throwing as early as next week. He is working out at the team's spring training complex in Tampa as he tries to work his way back into shape.
Colome starts Yankees tenure
(4/17/2006) Newly signed RHP Jesus Colome started working out with the Yankees at the Tampa complex. He spent the last five seasons with Tampa Bay and was released by the Devil Rays last week.
Yanks sign Colome to minors deal
(4/15/2006) The New York Yankees signed right-hander Jesus Colome to a minor league deal on Saturday.
Colome unhappy with Devil Rays
(4/7/2006) According to the St. Petersburg Times, Jesus Colome believes the reason he was released Thursday was because the team did not believe he was injured. "They think I don't have pain," the right-hander said. "They think I don't want to throw."
Devil Rays cut Colome
(4/6/2006) Tampa Bay released Jesus Colome on Thursday. Colome appeared in 186 games with Tampa Bay, fourth-most in team history for pitchers. He faced two batters Wednesday against Baltimore before leaving with shoulder stiffness. "We felt it was best to go in a different direction and in the best interest of organization to move forward," said Andrew Friedman, the team's executive vice president of baseball operations. "Maybe the change in scenery will do him good." Colome's place on the roster was filled by right-hander Scott Dunn, who was recalled from Triple-A Durham. Dunn was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. "I have always liked him. He's a hard-throwing right-hander (who) throws upwards 95-96 (mph)," said Maddon, who was a member of the Angels' organization before coming to Tampa Bay. "He is a nice addition."
Devil Rays cut Colome
(4/6/2006) Tampa Bay released Jesus Colome on Thursday according to radio reports.
Jesus Colome faces two, injured
(4/6/2006) Colome allowed an earned run, facing only two batters before leaving in the fourth inning on Wednesday due to tightness in his right shoulder.
Colome awaits decisions
(3/28/2006) The St. Petersburg Times reports that Tampa Bay still has to make some big decisions in the next few days. They need to hammer out the remaining spots in the bullpen behind Dan Miceli. Shawn Camp and Travis Harper appear to have made it also. But Jason Childers, Jesus Colome, Tim Corcoran, Chad Harville, Justin Miller and Chad Orvella are fighting for the other four spots. They also have to determine if Edwin Jackson or Doug Waechter will start from the fifth spot in the rotation.
Colome shows dramatic improvement
(3/22/2006) Tampa Bay's most effective pitcher Tuesday was Jesus Colome, who pitched only the sixth and struck out all three batters he faced. "We might have learned something ourselves about him today," Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon said.
Colome might not make roster
(3/20/2006) Jesus Colome came into spring training hoping to win the closer's role. Now he might have to pitch better just to keep his spot on the Tampa Bay roster. The Rays have made several adjustments to his mechanics, but Colome has been hit hard in six spring innings. He has allowed 18 hits (a .545 average) and 10 runs (a 15.00 ERA). "I don't know what's going on," Colome said. "I missed a lot of pitches. My arm is 100 percent. I feel good."
Colome has chance to close
(3/16/2006) Manager Joe Maddon said the Devil Rays are "not any closer to the closer yet." The team doesn't know if they will use one pitcher to close games or several in a committee approach. Maddon said there are "three or four" legitimate candidates at this point, though he wouldn't name them. Those candidates should be Chad Orvella, Dan Miceli and Jesus Colome. Shinji Mori has been injured and seems to have fallen out of the race.
Colome sleeper to be Rays' closer
(2/20/2006) Unlike Chris Ray in Baltimore, who has a job going into spring, Chad Orvella is going to have to fight off the challenges of Jesus Colome, Dan Miceli and Shinji Mori to be the Devil Rays' primary closer. Joe Maddon wants a hard thrower who has one "above-average pitch," but said he is not against opening with a committee. Jesus Colome was the 278th overall selection (Round 24) in the 2006 CBS SportsLine.com AL Experts League.
(2/20/2006) Unlike Chris Ray in Baltimore, who has a job going into spring, Chad Orvella is going to have to fight off the challenges of Jesus Colome, Dan Miceli and Shinji Mori to be the Devil Rays' primary closer. Joe Maddon wants a hard thrower who has one "above-average pitch," but said he is not against opening with a committee.
Rays RP Colome avoids arbitration
(1/28/2006) Reliever Jesus Colome avoided arbitration with the Devil Rays when he agreed Friday to a one-year contract. The 28-year-old right-hander appeared in 36 games last season, going 2-3 with a 4.57 ERA. In parts of five seasons with Tampa Bay, he is 11-22 with a 4.70 ERA in 185 games. He made a career-high 54 appearances in 2003, going 3-7 with a 4.50 ERA and two saves.
Colome in running for save ops
(1/19/2006) The Devil Rays' closer's job will be an open competition this spring, with Chad Orvella, Jesus Colome and Japanese import Shinji Mori the leading candidates. "I don't think it's ever overrated to have an established closer, but there are other ways to get it done too," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "With the situation that we're looking at now, there are some people there that may become that. This may give that other person the opportunity to become that. He may be here already."
Colome to get 7th-inning work
(8/28/2005) Manager Lou Piniella said RHP Jesus Colome will get an opportunity to pitch the seventh inning in upcoming games.
Colome pitches well in rehab
(7/18/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports that Jesus Colome (sore shoulder) felt good after Saturday's rehab appearance at Double-A Montgomerie.
Colome to begin rehab assignment
(7/16/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Jesus Colome (shoulder) will begin a three-game rehab stint with Double-A Montgomery this weekend.
Colome targets July 23 return
(7/9/2005) Jesus Colome (right shoulder) threw off a mound. He might rejoin the Devil Rays around July 23.
Colome to start throwing
(7/8/2005) RHP Jesus Colome, sidelined the past month with right shoulder inflammation, is scheduled to throw Friday and again Wednesday before beginning a rehab assignment at Double-A Montgomery.
Colome continues rehab
(6/29/2005) Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella said Jesus Colome, who is on the disabled list with a sore shoulder, continues to rehab the ailment.
Rays' Colome has MRI
(6/14/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Jesus Colome had an MRI exam on his sore right shoulder that revealed a slight inflammation. He will not be allowed to throw for 10 days.
Colome to see specialist
(6/13/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Jesus Colome is expected to see Devil Rays orthopedic physician Koco Eaton Monday to determine the extent of his continued shoulder problems.
Colome lands on 15-day DL
(6/13/2005) The Devil Rays placed Jesus Colome on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday due to inflammation in his right shoulder. The move is retroactive to Friday.
Colome doesn't pitch Friday
(6/10/2005) Jesus Colome (shoulder) did not enter Friday's game at Pittsburgh.
Colome has sore shoulder
(6/10/2005) The Tampa Tribune reports Jesus Colome, who allowed nine runs and nine hits in 1 2/3 innings in Thursday's loss to Cincinnati, started to feel pain in his right shoulder during his final few pitches.
Rays confused about Colome
(6/1/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports the Devil Rays aren't sure what to make of Jesus Colome. He usually throws in the high 90s and occasionally hits 100 mph, but was clocked at 85 on two of his first three pitches Monday. "I don't know if I'm bringing in a guy who's going to throw 93 or 94 or throw 85 or 86," manager Lou Piniella said. "Maybe we'll put a radar gun out in the bullpen to find out."
Colome activated from DL
(5/10/2005) The Devil Rays activated Jesus Colome (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.
Colome will return on Tuesday
(5/9/2005) Manager Lou Piniella told the St. Petersburg Times that Jesus Colome (shoulder) will come off of the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.
Colome could be back Tuesday
(5/9/2005) Piniella said the current plan is to activate RHP Jesus Colome (right shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.
Colome throws Thursday
(5/6/2005) Jesus Colome (right shoulder tendinitis) pitched one inning in an extended spring training game, but still is not ready to return from the 15-day disabled list. He will begin throwing some breaking pitches on Saturday and could be activated Monday for a home series against Chicago. "He wants to make sure he's ready," manager Lou Piniella said. "We do, too, really.''
Colome readies for weekend
(5/5/2005) Jesus Colome (right shoulder) is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring training game Thursday and might rejoin the Devil Rays by this weekend.
Colome throws two innings
(5/4/2005) The Tampa Tribune reports Jesus Colome (shoulder) threw two innings in an extended spring training game Tuesday.
Colome tests shoulder
(5/2/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Jesus Colome felt good after testing his right shoulder in an extensive sideline session before Sunday's game at Baltimore. He mixed fastballs, changeups and sliders. "I feel close to 100 percent," he said.
Colome to test shoulder
(4/29/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Jesus Colome wants to test his shoulder in a bullpen session Friday. "It feels good, but I just want to be sure," Colome said.
Colome to return May 5-7
(4/27/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Jesus Colome (shoulder) is progressing and will throw off a mound Friday or Saturday.
Colome needs more time
(4/21/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Rays manager Lou Piniella said Jesus Colome (shoulder) will need three to five days beyond the April 29 target date to come off the disabled list.
(4/15/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Jesus Colome will go on the disabled list because of tendinitis in his right (pitching) shoulder. "Feels bad," Colome said after Thursday's game. "I could not get any extension at all."
Colome injures shoulder
(4/15/2005) Jesus Colome left Thursday's game against the Orioles after throwing only six pitches due to a sore shoulder.
Colome turns it around
(3/31/2005) The St. Peterburg Times reports Jesus Colome pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout Wednesday in his first outing since manager Lou Piniella challenged him to improve. "He turned it up today and threw the ball," Piniella said. "That's what you want to see."
Pinella soured on Colome
(3/28/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Jesus Colome could lose his job as the primary setup man to closer Danys Baez. "Colome's given up runs every time he pitches," manager Lou Piniella said. "He better get on his game a little bit or he'll find himself falling behind some of these guys in the pecking order out of the bullpen."
Colome pitches Thursday
(3/4/2005) Jesus Colome (shoulder) made his spring debut on Thursday against the Reds, allowing one hit and two walks in one inning of work. He also had one strikeout.
Colome signs with Tampa Bay
(2/2/2005) Jesus Colome agreed to terms with Tampa Bay on a one-year contract on Wednesday.
Colome lands on 60-day DL
(9/14/2004) The Devil Rays placed Jesus Colome on the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday with right shoulder tendinitis. The move cleared a 40-man roster spot for Todd Ritchie, who was promoted from Triple-A Durham.
Colome shut down this year
(9/12/2004) Manger Lou Piniella told the Tampa Tribune the MRI on the sore right shoulder of Jesus Colome revealed inflammation but no structural damage. However, the skipper has decided to shut Colome down for the remainder of the season. "If we had shown as much improvement as he has with some of our other players, we'd be a much better team," Pinella added.
Colome undergoes MRI
(9/11/2004) Jesus Colome (shoulder) had an MRI exam on his right shoulder on Friday. The team awaits the results.
Colome to have MRI
(9/10/2004) According to the Tampa Tribune, Jesus Colome will return to Florida Friday to have an MRI taken on his ailing shoulder. He could be shut down for the season.
Colome available to pitch
(8/13/2004) The St. Petersburg Times reports that Jesus Colome (shoulder) was available to pitch at Boston Thursday.
Colome has shoulder injury
(8/11/2004) The Tampa Tribune reports that Jesus Colome had his right shoulder wrapped with ice Tuesday as he battles through soreness.
Colome returns to Tampa
(6/3/2004) Tampa Bay called up Jesus Colome from Triple-A Durham Thursday.
Devil Rays option Colome
(3/24/2004) The Devil Rays optioned Jesus Colome to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.
Colome to return this weekend
(9/24/2003) Jesus Colome (strained oblique) threw on the side on Tuesday, according to the St. Petersburg Times. Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella said Colome will likely pitch this weekend.
Colome might pitch soon
(9/16/2003) The St. Petersburg Times reports that Jesus Colome (oblique) has started playing catch and might pitch again later this season.
Colome injures side
(9/6/2003) Jesus Colome pulled his right oblique muscle while warming up on Thursday and could miss the rest of the season, according to the Tampa Tribune.
Colome earns his first save
(7/28/2003) Jesus Colome tossed two perfect innings on Saturday to notch his first save of the season.
Colome on a lengthy hot streak
(5/27/2003) Jesus Colome has a 1.66 ERA in 21 2/3 innings spread over his last 11 games. He has lowered his cumulative ERA from 17.18 (after his first three games) to 3.91.
Colome bumped to middle relief
(4/6/2003) According to the St. Petersburg Times, manager Lou Piniella has decided to use Jesus Colome in middle relief after a rough start to the season.
Colome to get first shot
(3/30/2003) According to the team's website, Jesus Colome will get the first shot at closing games. "Colome has had a nice spring," said manager Lou Piniella. "We'll use him in short roles, depending on who we play."
Colome to close?
(3/19/2003) The Tampa Tribune says Jesus Colome appears to be the leading candidate to close games for the Devil Rays. He has allowed no runs in six spring appearances.
Colome looks sharp
(2/21/2003) The St. Petersburg Times says Jesus Colome looked good in his first batting practice session on Thursday. "Quick strikes, both sides of the plates, better mechanics," pitching coach Chris Bosio said. "A huge step in the right direction for him." The Times says Bosio is trying to get Colome to stand more upright and on his toes during his delivery, increasing the downhill plane of his pitches.
Jesus Colome will report Friday
(2/12/2003) The Tampa Tribune reports that Colome, who was involved in a car accident last week, is expected to report to St. Petersburg in time for the first spring training workout on Friday. "We're continuing to monitor the situation," said Devil Rays assistant general manager Scott Proefrock. "We're expecting him to report as scheduled for spring training."
Colome expected to be ready
(2/11/2003) The Tampa Tribune says Jesus Colome, who suffered minor injuries in a car accident last week, is expected to report for the first Devil Rays workouts on Friday. ``We're continuing to monitor the situation,'' said assistant general manager Scott Proefrock. ``We're expecting him to report as scheduled for spring training.''
(8/18/2002) The Tampa Bay Devil Rays optioned Colome to Triple-A Durham Sunday. Colome, a right-hander, went 2-7 with an 8.03 ERA in 29 games for the Devil Rays. He struggled all season and has minimal value, even in keeper leagues.
(5/15/2002) Colome's control was terrible on Tuesday, hitting one batter and coming close to hitting two others. Colome gave up six runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Yankees, and any hopes of him playing a prominent role in the Tampa Bay bullpen might be fading.
(4/20/2002) Colome (hamstring) made an appearance in Friday's game against Baltimore. He has minimal value as a Fantasy player.
(4/19/2002) Colome, who slipped while fielding a ground ball in Wednesday's game, is listed as day to day with a sore hamstring. "I'd like not to pitch him two consecutive games if I can," manager Hal McRae told The Tampa Tribune.
(3/19/2002) Colome did have a chance to win a starting role, but he will be relegated to bullpen duty as a long reliever instead. Colome will have no real Fantasy value this season.
(2/18/2002) According to published reports, Colome has an outside chance at winning the fifth spot in Tampa Bay's starting rotation. He's been clocked at around 100 mph, and has the stuff to be an effective hurler. Colome is still a raw talent, however, so don't expect him to make a significant Fantasy impact this season.
(7/21/2001) Colome was recalled from Triple-A Durham Friday. The move was made to replace the injured Bryan Rekar on the active roster.
(7/13/2001) Colome was optioned to Triple-A Durham to make room for Esteban Yan on the active roster. Colome was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA.
(6/22/2001) Colome was called up from Triple-A Durham by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Thursday. He'll have no value as a Fantasy player at this point.