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2024 Pitching

Earned Run Average
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Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 1 1 3.24 22 8 1.04

Top Colin Poche News

  • Rays' Colin Poche: First hold since return

    Poche didn't allow a baserunner while throwing a scoreless eighth inning to earn a hold Thursday against the Cubs.

    Thursday's appearance marked Poche's fourth outing since being activated from the injured list. He has only two strikeouts while issuing two free passes across four innings in that span, though he has yet to surrender an earned run. Poche will remain in a high-leverage role, but he isn't likely to factor significantly into the saves picture for the Rays, barring an injury to Pete Fairbanks.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Reinstated from IL

    The Rays reinstated Poche (back) from the 15-day injured list Saturday.

    Poche landed on the injured list April 26 due to mid-back tightness. He began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Sunday, and over three appearances he allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one over 2.2 innings. Southpaw Richard Lovelady was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left forearm flexor strain in a corresponding move.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Set for rehab assignment

    Poche (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Sunday, reports.

    Poche's last documented activity was May 22, when he threw a 15-pitch bullpen session. He'll likely only need a couple of appearances in Durham before being activated.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Throws bullpen session

    Poche (back) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, reports.

    Poche had made little progress since suffering a back injury in late April, but he felt good after his throwing session Wednesday. He'll continue to ramp up in the hopes of facing hitters by May 30 as the next step in his recovery.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Return date unclear

    There is no clear timeline for Poche (back) to be activated from the injured list, reports.

    Poche has received a pair of cortisone shots to relieve his pain and has been able to resume some baseball activity. However, his ramp-up has remained slow, making it unclear when he may be able to return.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Resumes throwing

    Poche (back) threw on flat ground Sunday and is expected to throw a bullpen session Monday, reports.

    Poche had been shut down since hitting the injured list April 26, after receiving an injection in his back and resting for several days. He's projected to return in mid-May barring any setbacks, suggesting he may not need a rehab assignment.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Expected back by mid-May

    Poche (back) is not expected to spend much more than a minimum stint on the injured list, reports.

    Poche received an injection in his back shortly after landing on the injured list Friday. He's rested since, but will presumably resume throwing in short order. If Poche is able to return before Pete Fairbanks (arm), he could factor into the saves picture in Tampa Bay.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Lands on IL with back injury

    The Rays placed Poche on the 15-day injured list Friday, retroactive to April 24, with mid-back tightness, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Poche was knocked around for three runs in his last appearance Tuesday and it's possible he might have been compromised physically in that outing. He will miss at least the next two weeks, depriving the Rays of another high-leverage reliever after they already lost Pete Fairbanks (arm).

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Earns second save

    Poche earned the save in Thursday's 2-1 win over Anaheim, working around a pair of hits while striking out one in the ninth inning.

    After Pete Fairbanks threw 28 pitches Wednesday, the Rays turned to Poche in the ninth Thursday. The left-hander allowed a pair of base hits but ultimately coaxed a game-ending groundout from Brandon Drury, stranding the tying and go-ahead runs on base. It's the fifth-straight scoreless outing for Poche after he allowed four runs in his first three appearances this year. While Fairbanks and Jason Adam likely remain ahead of Poche in the ninth-inning pecking order, the 30-year-old southpaw could be in the mix for the occasional save going forward depending on matchups.

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  • Rays' Colin Poche: Nabs save Saturday

    Poche picked up a save against the Rockies on Saturday, striking out one batter in a perfect inning.

    Poche came on in the ninth inning with the Rays up by two runs and retired the side in order on 10 pitches. This was a nice bounce-back performance for the southpaw after he allowed three runs in one inning in the first game of the series in Coors Field on Friday. Interestingly, regular closer Pete Fairbanks didn't get the save opportunity Saturday despite throwing fewer pitches than Poche on Friday following two days of rest. However, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Fairbanks was unavailable Saturday, so it shouldn't be assumed that Poche is going to get consistent save chances moving forward.

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  • 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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Player Bio

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