Devil Rays, Colome agree on one-year deal

Updated: January 27, 2006, 7:59 PM ET
Associated Press

Jesus Colome
Colome

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Reliever Jesus Colome avoided arbitration with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays when he agreed Friday to an $815,000, one-year contract.

The 28-year-old right-hander appeared in 36 games last season, going 2-3 with a 4.57 ERA.

In parts of five seasons with Tampa Bay, he is 11-22 with a 4.70 ERA in 185 games. He made a career-high 54 appearances in 2003, going 3-7 with a 4.50 ERA and two saves.

Colome made $600,000 last season and had asked for $850,000 in arbitration. Tampa Bay had offered $700,000.


Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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