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Nationals sign Alex Colome to minor-league contract

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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

Kyle Finnegan Right
Carl Edwards Jr. Right
Hunter Harvey Right
Victor Arano Right
Alex Colome Right
Erasmo Ramirez Right
Paolo Espino Right
Thad Ward Right

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.

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