Colome agreed to a one-year contract worth $6.25 million guaranteed with the Twins on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 32-year-old will remain in the American League Central after recording 42 saves over the past two seasons for the White Sox. Colome has a 2.62 ERA while converting 138 of 156 save chances in the last five years, and he should receive save opportunities in Minnesota. However, Taylor Rogers has a 2.93 ERA and 39 saves in the past two seasons, so manager Rocco Baldelli could opt for a committee approach and keep both pitchers in the mix for the ninth inning, especially given the manager's tendency to avoid traditional closing strategy.
Minnesota is interested in signing Colome and has made preliminary contact about a contract, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Colome recorded double-digit saves for the fifth straight season last year with the White Sox. He'd likely share closing duties with Taylor Rogers as Twins manager Rocco Baldelli has ignored traditional closer patterns, which could limit his fantasy value. However, he'd add a needed impact arm in Minnesota's bullpen.
Colome (back) struck out one and turned in a perfect ninth inning during Saturday's 9-5 win over the Cubs.
Colome didn't qualify for a save since the White Sox entered the inning with a four-run lead, but his 1-2-3 appearance at least offered some assurance of his health after he experienced back spasms in his outing four days earlier. The 31-year-old will head into the playoffs entrenched as Chicago's closer after converting 12 of 13 save chances and submitting an 0.81 ERA and 0.94 WHIP over 22.1 innings during the regular season.
Colome delivered a scoreless inning during Tuesday's loss to the Indians and didn't return for a second frame due to back spasms, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The veteran righty needed only six pitches to retire the side in the ninth to force extra innings and was set to return for the bottom of the 10th after Chicago took the lead, but the back spasms prevented him from retaking the mound. Colome should be considered day-to-day, and the White Sox are likely to remain cautious with their closer in the final days of the regular season with a playoff berth already secured.
Colome gave up a hit in 1.1 scoreless innings on the way to the save Thursday night against the Twins.
Colome allowed the tying run to reach base with two outs in the ninth inning, but he managed to slam the door by retiring the final batter on a flyout to center. The right-hander has allowed just one run in his last nine appearances, picking up five saves to go along with six strikeouts over that stretch (10.1 innings).
Colome (2-0) allowed a hit and a walk over 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the win Monday versus the Twins. He struck out one.
Colome almost gave up a home run to Byron Buxton in the ninth inning, but it was ruled a ground rule double instead. The 31-year-old Colome lowered his ERA to 0.95 with a 1.05 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 19 innings this season. The closer has also registered 11 saves in 12 tries.
Colome tossed a perfect ninth inning and earned the save in Sunday's win over Detroit.
After Steve Cishek allowed two hits without recording an out in the ninth, Colome needed just 11 pitches to retire the next three batters in order and secure the victory. The 31-year-old righty has converted 11 of 12 save chances and owns a terrific 1.02 ERA this season.
Colome struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Tigers en route to his 10th save of the season.
Colome faced a bit of initial pressure after Daz Cameron reached base on a fielding error but proceeded to retire the next three batters. The 31-year-old has converted 10 of 11 save chances while owning a 1.08 ERA as he continues to hold down the closer role for the first-place White Sox.
Colome tossed a scoreless ninth inning Saturday while striking out a batter to earn his ninth save of the season.
Colome needed just nine pitches to get through the inning Saturday as he was able to shut the door on the Royals for his team's eighth victory in nine tries against Kansas City. The veteran righty now holds a 1.15 ERA and continues to be one of the most reliable closers in the majors this season.
Colome gave up a run on two hits and two walks while striking out one over 1.1 innings to earn the save Friday versus the Royals.
Colome entered with runners on the corners and two outs in the eighth inning. He walked Ryan O'Hearn to load the bases, but then struck out Whit Merrifield. Colome's struggles persisted in the ninth when he allowed three straight batters to reach with two outs, but he escaped when Ryan McBroom grounded out to end the game. The 31-year-old Colome has a 1.23 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with 12 strikeouts over 14.2 innings this season. The run he allowed Friday was just his third (second earned run) of the year.
Colome closed out Monday's 8-5 win over the Twins with a scoreless ninth inning and recorded the save. He walked one and struck out one.
Colome recorded his seventh save with the help of Chicago's offense that posted six runs from innings six through nine. He's allowed just one earned run over 13.1 innings.
Colome (1-0) blew a save but earned the win Friday against the Royals. He allowed an unearned run on one hit and one walk over 1.1 innings.
Colome was a victim of an odd play in the top of the ninth when a rundown led to a throwing error that allowed the Royals to tie the game. He was credited with the win when Yasmani Grandal belted a walkoff home run. Colome had been perfect in six save chances prior to his first blown save Friday.
Colome pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to earn the save in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Tigers.
Colome retired Jonathan Schoop, Victor Reyes and Christin Stewart in order for his sixth save of the season. The 31-year-old Colome up to eight strikeouts and just six baserunners allowed in nine scoreless innings this year.
Colome didn't allow a baserunner and had a strikeout during a scoreless ninth inning to record the save Wednesday in Detroit.
The veteran right-hander handled the Tigers with ease, throwing 11 of his 16 pitches for strikes while retiring the side in order. Colome has given up five hits and has a 7:1 K:BB through eight scoreless innings while converting all five save chances this season.
Colome worked a scoreless ninth inning in Sunday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to Cleveland. He struck out one.
Colome, who's converted all four save opportunities in 2020, missed out on a save chance when Evan Marshall coughed up an eighth-inning run. Colome remains unscored upon with four saves over seven appearances.
Colome pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn the save in Friday's 2-0 win over Cleveland.
Colome was able to protect a 2-0 lead to earn his fourth save of the season. The 31-year-old closer has been dominant to start the year, allowing no runs and just six baserunners in six innings.
Colome gave up two hits and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to notch his third save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Brewers.
The veteran closer made things interesting by allowing consecutive two-out singles, but Colome then got Ben Gamel to ground out to first base to end the game. Colome has converted all three of his save chances to begin the season, posting a 0.00 ERA and 3:1 K:BB through five innings, but given that he's now worked on back-to-back nights, he may be unavailable if another lead needs to be protected Wednesday.
Colome gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his second save of the season in a 6-4 win over the Brewers.
With Carlos Rodon (shoulder) exiting the game early, the White Sox ran through seven pitchers, but Colome provided his usual security at the back of the bullpen. The 31-year-old has posted a 0.00 ERA through four innings to begin the season while converting both his save chances.
Colome struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his first save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Royals.
The right-hander fired 16 pitches (12 strikes) in finishing off Kansas City, getting Adalberto Mondesi to swing through a 94 mph fastball to end the night. Colome has produced at least 30 saves or holds in each of the last four seasons, and while he won't reach that total in a shortened 2020 campaign, the 31-year-old quietly may be one of the safer closing options in the league.
Colome pitched a scoreless, final inning in Wednesday's 4-0 win over Cleveland. He allowed two hits and a walk.
It was a non-save situation for Colome, who needed 31 pitches to seal the win for Chicago. It was the second straight day he's pitched, but with an off day Thursday, the White Sox's closer should be ready for their next game Friday at Kansas City.
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|09/14||vs MIN||W 3-1||1||1.1||1||0||1||1|
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|2010||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||114.0||22||22||1||6||6||0||118||45||98||3.95||1.254|
|2010||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||8||0||5||2.25||1.250|
|2011||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||105.0||19||19||1||9||5||0||92||44||78||3.69||1.162|
|2014||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||11.0||3||3||0||0||1||0||10||5||7||1.64||1.091|
|2015||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||6.0||2||2||0||0||1||0||5||0||9||3.00||1.500|