RP - MIN
Alex Colome will no longer be used in high-leverage situations, according to manager Rocco Baldelli.
Colome's demotion opens the door for Taylor Rogers to become the Twins closer. Colome has two saves in five chances, while Rogers has one save, one blown save, and three holds. From a skills standpoint, the move makes sense, and if Rogers keeps pitching the way he has been, then Colome may never regain the closer's role.
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome allowed two runs and did not record an out in the 10th inning of a 5-3 loss to Cleveland on Monday.
Colome served up a walk-off two-run homer to Jordan Luplow, the first batter he faced in the 10th inning. It has been a rough start to the year for Colome, who has converted just 2-of-5 save chances while posting a 6.75 ERA.
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome allowed four runs (one earned) in 1 2/3 innings in a 13-12 loss to Oakland on Wednesday. He struck out one and walked two in the loss.
Colome was charged with a blown save and given the loss on the afternoon. The veteran reliever was signed as a free-agent in the offseason to solidify the back of the bullpen but things have not gone smoothly as he has a 5.63 ERA and three blown saves on the season. His grip on the ninth-inning role is shaky at best.
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome threw a scoreless ninth inning in a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Thursday. Colome struck out two and allowed one hit in the win.
Colome was awarded the win in the contest. The veteran now has a 1-1 record, 5.68 ERA, two saves, and seven strikeouts across 6 1/3 innings of work.
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome struggled in an 8-6 loss to the Mariners on Sunday. Colome allowed three runs and only got one out on the way to blowing his second save of the season.
Tasked to protect a 6-5 lead in the ninth inning, Colome gave up a three-run homer to Kyle Seager. It hasn't been a good first few weeks in a Minnesota uniform for Colome, who has a 0-1 record, 6.75 ERA, two saves, and two blown saves in five appearances.