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February 18, 2021 01:16 PM
Rays' Colin Poche: Shifts to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poche (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Adam Berry of reports.

The move was purely procedural, as Poche is expected out until at least early September after undergoing Tommy John surgery in late July 2020. Poche's transfer to the 60-day version of the IL makes room for offseason acquisition Rich Hill, whose signing was made official Wednesday, as well as that of the returning Oliver Drake (elbow), who also inked a deal.

July 30, 2020 01:12 PM
Rays' Colin Poche: Tommy John surgery completed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays announced that Poche (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery in Texas on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Poche will remain in Texas for the initial phases of his rehab before returning to Florida once he advances further in the recovery process. The southpaw reliever has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2020 season, and he's unlikely to resurface in the Tampa Bay bullpen until late in the second half of the 2021 campaign at the earliest.

July 22, 2020 04:44 PM
Rays' Colin Poche: Slated to miss 2020 season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poche suffered a torn UCL on Tuesday and will miss the 2020 season, Juan Toribio of reports.

The left-hander was showing improved results throughout camp, but he'll miss extensive time after Tommy John surgery was recommended Tuesday. As a result, he'll be placed on the 45-day injured list and miss the entire 2020 season and most or all of the 2021 campaign. The 25-year-old was set to play a more prominent role in the Rays' bullpen after posting a 4.70 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 72:19 K:BB over 51.2 innings in his first season in the majors last year.

July 18, 2020 09:12 PM
Rays' Colin Poche: Continues showing improved control
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poche demonstrated good control during a brief simulated game appearance Saturday, throwing seven of 10 pitches for strikes, Juan Toribio of reports. "The internal stuff that we had on Poche was really encouraging," manager Kevin Cash said. "He needed to have a good outing, and he did."

While it was a small sample, Cash was pleased with what he saw from Poche, who's projected for a bullpen spot but has caused some concern with location issues in summer camp. The 26-year-old southpaw generated an elevated 4.70 ERA over 51.2 innings last season, but he also provided an excellent 72:19 K:BB that provided a glimpse at his swing-and-miss upside.

July 13, 2020 11:04 AM
Rays' Colin Poche: Bounces back in second sim game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poche tossed a scoreless inning in Sunday's simulated game and looked much sharper than in his first outing Thursday, Juan Toribio of reports.

Poche needed just 13 pitches to get through the frame, with two flyouts and a strikeout. Poche mentioned he'd been working on upping his use of the slider after his first sim game Thursday, but he'd been notably less precise with his control in that appearance. The 26-year-old southpaw is looking to solidify his bullpen spot after a rocky six-appearance Grapefruit League stint (7.94 ERA across 5.2 innings).

July 9, 2020 08:44 PM
Rays' Colin Poche: Increasing slider usage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poche is working on throwing his slider more frequently this season after throwing it only 9.7 percent of the time in 2019, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

Poche used his slider on a few occasions in Thursday's intrasquad scrimmage with some success. "I got some swing and misses on it (Thursday), which is always a good sign," he said. "Anytime you can get high-level hitters to swing and miss at a pitch that's not my fastball, it's a big confidence booster for me. The more and more I get comfortable with it, the more it can really be a weapon and actually make my fastball even better.''

March 25, 2020 12:24 PM
Rays' Colin Poche: Set for Opening Day roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poche is considered a "lock" to make the Opening Day roster spot despite an inconsistent spring, Juan Toribio of reports.

Poche generated an unsightly 7.94 ERA across 5.2 innings over six Grapefruit League appearances, but both his solid 2019 and his handedness contribute to his job security ahead of the 2020 campaign. The southpaw posted 17 holds, two saves and an impressive 72:19 K:BB over 51.2 innings for the Rays last season while logging 51 appearances overall. Poche should once again be ticketed for plenty of middle-to-later-inning relief work in the coming season, as manager Kevin Cash attempts to leverage the effectiveness the 26-year-old demonstrated against both right-handed (.190 BAA) and left-handed (.167 BAA) hitters last season.

September 24, 2019 07:44 AM
Rays' Colin Poche: Records second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poche struck out two with no walks through a scoreless and hitless two-thirds of an inning to record his second save against the Red Sox on Monday.

Poche was called upon with one out in the ninth inning with two inherited runners and a three-run lead. Poche made quick work of the Red Sox, striking out the next two hitters to nail down his second save. Emilio Pagan was used to start the ninth inning, but he was pulled after allowing two singles. The 25-year-old has a 4.96 ERA with 69 strikeouts through 49 innings this season.

September 19, 2019 02:00 PM
Rays' Colin Poche: Nabs fifth win in extras
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poche (5-5) was credited with the win in Wednesday's extra-innings victory over the Dodgers, allowing a hit over a scoreless 10th inning.

Poche needed an ultra-efficient seven pitches to get through the trio of Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger and the pinch-hitting Jedd Gyorko, despite Taylor notching a leadoff single. It was a resurgent effort from Poche, who'd allowed five earned runs over the 1.2 frames encompassing his three prior appearances, including a pair to these same Dodgers over two-thirds of an inning in Tuesday's series opener.

September 3, 2019 05:16 PM
Rays' Colin Poche: Grabs fourth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poche (4-4) was credited with the victory in an extra-inning win over the Orioles on Monday, firing a scoreless 10th inning during which he allowed a hit.

Poche got the call in the 10th inning after Emilio Pagan had already worked the ninth, and he got through his frame on a relatively efficient 15 pitches. It was just the latest taste of success for the emerging southpaw, who's generated scoreless efforts in six of his last seven trips to the mound. Poche has been charged with four blown saves, but he's amassed 12 holds in addition to his four victories.

July 27, 2019 12:16 PM
Rays' Colin Poche: Posts first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poche pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to earn his first career big-league save during a 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday.

The 25-year-old has been credited with three blown saves this season, but now he finally has a save. He usually pitches the middle frames, but the Rays had already used Diego Castillo as an opener, and stayed away from Emilio Pagan for the ninth after he pitched Thursday. Poche owns a 6.46 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in 23.2 innings this season.

July 21, 2019 05:56 PM
Rays' Colin Poche: Struggling in July
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poche, who earned his sixth hold in an extra-innings loss to the White Sox on Saturday, had allowed nine earned runs over his three prior appearances and owns a 12.38 ERA across eight innings over eight relief outings in July.

The 25-year-old left-hander got his major-league career off to a relatively solid start after being called up from Triple-A Durham on June 8, posting a 1-1 record, recording four holds, and generating a 3.65 ERA across the 12.1 innings covering his 12 appearances the remainder of that month. Poche also allowed just an earned run over his first four trips to the mound in July before melting down over the aforementioned three-appearance stretch immediately preceding his outing against the White Sox. Manager Kevin Cash has nevertheless showed patience with his young reliever, and perhaps Saturday's brief (one-third of an inning) but scoreless turn plants the seed for a righting of the ship.

June 8, 2019 03:12 PM
Rays' Colin Poche: Set for big-league debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poche's contract will be purchased from Triple-A Durham prior to Saturday's doubleheader in Boston, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

A deceptive lefty with impressive strikeout totals in the minors, Poche has a 6.26 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with Durham this year, but he has also struck out 48 over 27.1 innings. He should be deployed in low-leverage spots initially but could eventually work his way into a setup role.

March 16, 2019 05:36 PM
Rays' Colin Poche: Dispatched to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays reassigned Poche to their minor-league camp Saturday, Juan Toribio of reports.

As a lefty relief prospect, Poche shouldn't be on the radar in most dynasty formats, but it's still easy to envision him making an impact in single-season leagues once he gets the call to the majors. The 24-year-old's dominance between three minor-league stops in 2018 was simply staggering, as he posted a 0.82 ERA over 66 innings to go with a 45.6 percent strikeout rate. Poche endured a bumpy spring for Tampa Bay, but if he rediscovers his 2018 form at Triple-A Durham early on this season, he may not have to wait long for a promotion.

February 15, 2019 02:20 PM
Rays' Colin Poche: Making impression with Rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poche received an invite to major-league spring training and is attempting to earn a spot in the Rays bullpen, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Poche was the player to be named later in last spring's Steven Souza trade with Arizona, and compiled a 0.82 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and absurd 110:19 K:BB across 66 innings between Double-A and Triple-A in 2018. The 25-year-old relies on a deceptive low-90s fastball and continued his dominance even after being promoted to Triple-A Durham in May. The left-hander still has a tall task ahead of him to crack the Rays' Opening Day roster, but if he performs remotely close to the level he did at Durham last season he is unlikely to remain in the minors for long.

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