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Washington Nationals relief pitcher Jesus Colome (43) pitches against the New York Mets in Washington on August 13, 2008. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)
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Jesús Colomé de la Cruz (born December 23, 1977 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Seattle Mariners.

Jesús Colomé was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Oakland Athletics at age 18, in 1996. He had made it to Double-A as a starting pitcher when, on July 28, 2000, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Todd Belitz and Jim Mecir.

The Devil Rays converted him to a relief pitcher, and he made his major league debut with them on June 21, 2001. He finished with a 3.33 ERA. Colomé was one of the only pitchers to throw over 100 mph, but he had bad control. The next season, he posted an 8.27 ERA (the highest of his career). He returned to his old form in 2004, in 2003 he struck out a career high 69 batters.

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