- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/31/1988 (31)
The Chicago White Sox and closer Alex Colome avoided salary arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $10.532 million deal, according to a source. Colome earned the hefty raise from $7 million last year by posting a 2.80 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 30 saves and 55 strikeouts in 61 innings pitched over 62 outings in his first season with the Pale Hose. The 31-year-old is expected to be the team's closer again in 2020, and his value is enhanced on a White Sox team that made a handful of notable upgrades to their lineup this winter. Colome could be overvalued heading into draft season, but he could also earn more save chances.
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome picked up the loss on Wednesday versus the New York Mets. Colomes inning started with an error by shortstop Tim Anderson and things unraveled from there. Colome finished with a line of three hits, three run (zero earned), one walk and two strikeouts. Colome should remain owned in all leagues.
Plenty of teams are pursuing Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome as the trade deadline approaches on Wednesday. Colome has been everything the Pale Hose had hoped for when they acquired Colome in the offseason, as he has 21 saves and a .079 batting average against in 2019. As such, the White Sox are hoping to hold onto him in hopes of contending in 2020. He is sporting a 2.21 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 32 K's in 40 2/3 frames. If he's dealt, there's no guarantee he'd be closing with a new team. Aaron Bummer or Evan Marshall could see ninth-inning duties in Chicago if Colome lands with another squad.