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Top Colin Poche News

  • Rays' Colin Poche: Gets $2.375 million from Rays

    Poche signed a one-year, $2.375 million contract with the Rays on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of reports.

    2023 was a breakout year for Poche, who finished the season with a 2.23 ERA,1.09 WHIP and 61:24 K:BB across 60.2 innings. His strong campaign earned him a $1.195 million raise, and he'll likely continue working as Tampa Bay's left-handed setup man in 2024.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Notches fourth win

    Poche (4-1) earned the win in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Cubs, allowing one hit over a scoreless inning.

    It was a nice bounce-back effort from Poche after he allowed two runs on three hits in his last outing Saturday. The 29-year-old left-hander finishes May with a 2.89 ERA over 9.1 innings, holding opponents scoreless in nine out of his 11 appearances. Poche now sports a 2.29 ERA through 19.2 innings this season with a 1.37 WHIP, 12:9 K:BB, one save and seven holds. He could be in line for more high-leverage work while Pete Fairbanks (hip) is sidelined.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Loses arbitration case

    Poche lost his arbitration case against the Rays on Saturday, meaning he'll make $1.175 million this season, Mark Feinsand of reports.

    Poche had filed for $1.3 million. The southpaw saved seven games for the Rays last season despite posting a mediocre 3.99 ERA. Tampa Bay's typically fluid bullpen setup could see Poche earn another small handful of saves when opposing lefties are due up in the ninth inning, but he doesn't look like a candidate for a traditional closer role should the Rays go that route.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Placed on IL

    Poche (oblique) was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Poche sustained a right oblique strain Tuesday against the Red Sox and will miss the remainder of the season. Josh Fleming was recalled to take Poche's place on the active roster ahead of Wednesday's regular-season finale.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Out with oblique strain

    Poche suffered a strained right oblique during Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox and will miss the rest of the season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Poche retired only one of the five batters he faced and allowed four runs before he exited Tuesday's contest, and he'll now miss the rest of the year with the oblique injury. The left-hander had seven saves and 23 holds with a 3.99 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 64:22 K:BB over 58.2 innings during 2022.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Picks up seventh save

    Poche yielded a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Tigers, striking out one and earning his seventh save of the year.

    Poche had two runners on base with two outs but he managed to strike out Riley Greene to preserve the 5-3 win. The 6-foot-3 southpaw picked up his first save since July 13 after blowing his previous two opportunities. He's now sporting a 3.00 ERA and a 35:14 K:BB through 39 appearances.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Struggles again

    Poche (3-1) allowed one earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out two in the ninth inning to earn the win Wednesday against the Orioles.

    Poche entered the game with a one-run lead but allowed a solo home run to Jorge Mateo to blow a save chance for the second consecutive day. He's struggled since late June, allowing nine earned runs across 11.2 innings and 13 appearances. Pete Fairbanks picked up the save in the 10th inning after the Rays retook the lead, further complicating the closer picture in Tampa Bay.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Blows lead, takes loss

    Poche (2-1) allowed three earned runs on three hits and a walk while recording just one out in the eighth inning to take the loss Tuesday against the Orioles.

    Poche entered the game with a one-run lead but surrendered a two-run home run to the second batter he faced to blow the lead. He subsequently allowed a walk and a double prior to being pulled. Poche has served up four long balls across his last 12 appearances, resulting in a 6.75 ERA in that span. He's still likely to remain in the mix for saves in Tampa Bay, but Brooks Raley and Jason Adam have also recently entered games in save situations.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Secures sixth save

    Poche earned a save against the Red Sox on Wednesday, pitching a scoreless inning during which he allowed one hit and struck out one batter.

    Poche inherited a three-run ninth-inning lead and worked around a one-out single to collect his first save since June 22. The southpaw leads the team with six saves on the campaign, but four other Rays relievers have notched at least three thus far. As such, Poche isn't the most reliable source of saves in fantasy, though he's more valuable in leagues that count holds -- he has 10 on the campaign and has posted a 1.88 ERA and 0.98 WHIP over 28.2 innings.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Notches save despite home run

    Poche gave up two earned runs on a walk and a home run while striking out one to pick up his fifth save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Yankees on Tuesday.

    Rays manager Kevin Cash called on Poche to protect a three-run lead in the top of the ninth, and he got the job done to earn his fifth save of the season despite giving up a two-run home run to Marwin Gonzalez. The Rays are known for their closer-by-committee approach, but Poche appears to be the top man in the bullpen for now. He has two wins and three saves in June, and he should continue to see continued high-leverage usage with J.P. Feyereisen (shoulder) on the IL and Andrew Kittredge out for the season with Tommy John surgery.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Picks up fourth save

    Poche pitched a clean ninth inning to pick up his fourth save of the season in a 7-6 win over the Orioles on Saturday.

    Poche has been one of the Rays' most dependable relievers this season. With J.P. Feyereisen (shoulder) placed on the 15-day injured list and Andrew Kittredge (elbow) out for the season, Poche has worked his way into the mix for saves, along with Jason Adam. Poche hasn't given up an earned run since May and has two wins and two saves during that time.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Gets last out for save

    Poche retired the only batter he faced with a strikeout to earn the save in Friday's 6-3 win over the White Sox.

    Shawn Armstrong got into a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning, but Poche was able to end the threat with a strikeout of Luis Robert. It's an encouraging bounce-back for Poche, who took a blown save and backed into a win in his last outing Wednesday versus the Rangers. The southpaw is now 3-for-4 in save chances while adding eight holds, a 1.56 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 14:5 K:BB across 17.1 innings this season. He remains in the mix for save chances, though manager Kevin Cash has often opted to deploy a committee approach to closing duties.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Blows save chance, picks up win

    Poche (1-0) was charged with a blown save but earned the win after allowing an unearned run on a hit and two walks while striking out one Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Poche was asked to protect a one-run lead in the 10th inning, though that was quickly spoiled after he allowed a one-out single that brought home the designated runner from second base. He walked two of the next three batters he faced but escaped without any further damage. The Rays' closer situation remains ambiguous, but Poche would have three of the team's last four saves if he had converted Wednesday's opportunity successfully.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Converts second save

    Poche threw a perfect ninth inning Saturday to earn the save in a 3-1 win over the Yankees.

    Poche got Joey Gallo to pop up and then induced groundouts from DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge, escaping the inning in 13 pitches. After starting the year well, Poche has received and converted the Rays' last two save opportunities. He's posted a 1.20 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB while adding seven holds in 16 appearances spanning 15 innings. It's unclear if he'll continue to get ninth-inning looks over Brooks Raley, but Poche is firmly in the high-leverage mix.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Flower Mound, TX
Age: 30
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: L, L