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Report: Brewers interested in White Sox closer Alex Colome

David Stearns loves his South Side relievers this time of year.

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In 2017, David Stearns acquired Anthony Swarzak from the Chicago White Sox.

In 2018, David Stearns acquired Joakim Soria and Xavier Cedeno from the Chicago White Sox.

In 2019, it might be another White Sox reliever, according to at least one report.

The 30-year-old Colome has long been a solid reliever with a career 3.02 ERA in 284 games over the past 7 years, including 117 saves. His high-water mark was 47 saves in 2017 for the Tampa Bay Rays.

This year for the South Siders, he’s put up a 2.21 ERA in 41 appearances, collecting 21 saves. He may not be striking out batters like he has in years past, but he’s still been extremely effective with an ERA+ of 211. He’s also kept the ball in the park -- a rarity for relievers this year -- with only 4 home runs allowed in 40.2 innings.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference