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Devil Rays, Colome agree on one-year deal

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.