A few days after the White Sox signed Alex Colomé to a minor league deal, the reliever is headed to Triple-A Charlotte. The Knights announced the roster move on Twitter along with a press release.
Colomé, 34, originally signed with the Rays as an international free agent in 2007. He made his major league debut with Tampa Bay in 2013 and spent six seasons with the club before being traded to Seattle during the 2018 campaign. Not long after, Colomé was sent to the White Sox during that offseason in exchange for catcher Omar Narvaez.
Colomé primarily served as the team’s closer before Liam Hendriks, going 6-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 42 saves in 83.1 innings on the South Side. The White Sox let him walk following the 2020 season.
Despite landing with several teams after his departure, Colomé’s time beyond the South Side hasn’t been as fruitful. He posted a 4.15 ERA with the Twins in 2021 and a 5.74 ERA with the Rockies in 2022. He signed a minor league deal with the Nationals this offseason but was released after not making the club after a rough Spring Training – 5.59 ERA in 9.2 innings.
With Colomé, the White Sox are looking purely at a depth option with a player that is familiar to the organization. Through his time with Charlotte, the team will hope to get his cutter/fastball combination back to where it was during his previous tenure, but until then, Colomé likely has a long way to go before having any chance at seeing meaningful innings with the White Sox this season.
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