Nationals sign Alex Colome to minor-league contract
The Washington Nationals signed right-hander Alex Colome to a minor-league contract, the team announced Friday.
Colome's deal includes an invitation to big-league spring training.
The 34-year-old reliever spent the 2022 campaign with the Colorado Rockies, authoring a 5.74 ERA and 4.54 FIP with four saves in 47 innings.
Colome will battle for an Opening Day roster spot in a right-handed-heavy Washington bullpen that finished 22nd in fWAR and 25th in FIP last season.
Projected 2023 Nationals bullpen
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Colome has been an impactful late-inning pitcher for most of his career, notching 138 saves alongside a 2.75 ERA between 2013 and 2020.
He was named to his first and only American League All-Star team in 2016 when he posted a 1.91 ERA and 11.3 K/9 for the Tampa Bay Rays.