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Alex Colome’s Players Weekend Jersey is . . . interesting

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As we noted yesterday, as part of “Players Weekend” on August 25-27, teams will wear bright, pullover alternative jerseys which, if they so choose, will feature nicknames on their backs. Some of the nicknames are pretty good. Some are lame. Some players chose not to pick a nicknames which, per Geddy Lee, means they still made a choice. A boring one, but it’s a free country.

One player, however, chose a pretty interesting nickname. That player is Alex Colome, the closer for the Tampa Bay Rays. This is what he chose:

Good name for a pitcher, right? You want to be the horse your team can ride when it needs to! But I also wonder if there is something else going on.

You may or may not recall that back in 2014 Colome was suspended for PEDs. The drug he took: Boldenone. Here’s what Boldenone, which a lot of athletes have abused in the past, was actually developed for:

Equipoise (Boldenone Undecylenate Injection) is a long-acting injectable anabolic agent for horses, supplied in a vial providing 50 mg boldenone undecylenate per mL in sesame oil with 3% (w/v) benzyl alcohol as a preservative.

Yep: “anabolic agent for horses.”

The best nicknames are earned, not merely given. And self-effacing humor is one of the more attractive traits an otherwise confident person can have. As such: well played, Alex.

Mark Trumbo likely headed back to disabled list

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MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that Orioles OF/DH Mark Trumbo will not travel with the team to Toronto and will instead return to Baltimore to have an MRI on his right knee. Trumbo will likely be placed on the 10-day disabled list, which will open up a spot for outfielder Adam Jones, who was placed on the bereavement list on Thursday, on the 25-man roster.

Trumbo, 32, has been bothered by his right knee for most of the season. The pain apparently intensified over the weekend. Trumbo had received a platelet-rich plasma injection last Monday.

Despite the ailing knee, Trumbo has posted decent numbers this season, batting .261/.313/.452 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI in 358 plate appearances. He is under contract with the Orioles for one more year, earning $13.5 million in 2019.