Twins to Sign Former White Sox Closer Alex Colome
It is being reported from multiple outlets (see below) that the Minnesota Twins are signing (CP) Alex Colome to help the back of their bullpen. These rumors have been building up for a while now, and picked up after Falvine re-signed Nelson Cruz this morning.
Colome has spent the last two seasons with the Chicago White Sox. He had two pretty successful years with a combined 2.27 ERA and 7.7 K/9 in 83.1 innings. He was absolutely dominant in the shortened 2020.
It is unclear whether or not Alex Colome will actually be the official “closer”, because the Twins have shied away from bullpen labels in the past. We know he will join Tyler Duffey and Taylor Rogers to pitch in late games when it matters most.
Confirming that the #MNTwins have an agreement with Alex Colomé pending physical. $5M for 2021 with a mutual option for ‘22, including a $1.25M buyout that’s exercised if the Twins decline the option.— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) February 3, 2021
Colome’s five full MLB seasons:
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