The hits just keep on coming for the Rays as they just cannot seem to break away from bad news. After an uplifting blowout of the Red Sox yesterday nights, spirits were starting to look up, but now news has broke that Alex Colome has been placed on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis.
The move is retroactive to June 19th, meaning that Colome can be activated as soon as this upcoming Monday, July 3rd, but in the meantime the Rays bullpen will have to manage without their best piece.
Colome was sick during roadtrip, played catch in Cleveland but bicep started to hurt in Baltimore. Hopes to return when eligible Monday.— Matt Stein (@MattSteinSTF) June 28, 2016
So far, over 29 games as the Rays closer, Colome has pitched almost 31 innings, maintaining a 31.2 strikeout percentage and a walk rate of nine percent. He currently possesses an ERA of 1.76 and a FIP of 2.69 while also nailing down 19 saves.
Taking his place in the bullpen will be Dana Eveland, who has been placed back on the 40-man roster and promoted back to the major leagues. So far this year while with the Rays, Eveland sports a 7.56 ERA, with a FIP a full point below that, in just under 17 innings.
Colome is expected to be activated when available on Monday.