Rays place reliever Alex Colome on disabled list
UPDATE, 6:03: With Colome out, the Rays re-added LHP Dana Eveland to the 40-man roster and called up him up to provide some length to the bullpen. .. Cash said they will mix and match in the late innings based on matchups, and mentioned LHP Xavier Cedeno and RHPs Matt Andriese and Erasmo Ramirez as the most likely candidates.
Colome said he was confident the issues, technically medial (nearer the body) biceps tendinitis, was relatively minor and he is targeting a Monday return. Cash seemed a bit more cautious in setting a return date.
"It's nothing serious,'' Colome said. "I dont want to push too much and be sore, I want to help the team and be ready as soon as I can. But I don't want to push and lose the whole season.''
DEVELOPING: The Rays lost another key player to injury as closer RHP Alex Colome was placed on the DL Tueday due to right medial biceps tendinitis.
The DL move is retroactive to June 19, and Colome said he hopes to be ready to pitch again when eligible on Monday.
Colome has been the Rays top late-inning reliever.
He said he was sick for several days in Cleveland and didn't do much, and when he threw a bullpen session in Baltimore he felt something in his bicep.
An exam Monday led to the diagnosis of tendinitis.