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MLB Trade Rumors: Washington Nationals, Tampa Bay Rays Discussed Alex Colome

The Nationals and Rays have discussed trades involving the Rays All-Star closer

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After the shocking announcement last night that the Rays had reportedly reached an agreement with free agent catcher, Wilson Ramos on a two year deal, they’re not done being active at the Winter Meetings as Jon Morosi reports the club has had discussions with the Washington Natonals regarding All-Star closer, Alex Colome.

The Nationals have had an active day as they just acquired Adam Eaton from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for several top prospects, however, they have also missed out several target thus far, falling just shy of acquiring Chris Sale as well as Mark Melancon.

Alex Colome is coming off a year in which he was one of the most dependable relievers in the game as he had a 1.91 ERA and a 2.92 FIP over 56 innings pitched in 57 games, also locking down 37 saves. He had a career high in strikeout percentage with 31.4% and a career low in walk percentage with 6.6%.

Colome is still under team control for four more seasons, and he won’t become arbitration eligible until next off-season.

The Nationals meanwhile have plenty of enticing prospects that would certainly interest the Rays, who however, are under absolutely no pressure to deal their best option in the bullpen.