Colome promoted to ColumbusJune 26, 2006 - Eastern League (EL) Trenton Thunder
Colome went 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in three appearances for Trenton. He was signed by the Yankees to a Minor League contract on April 15, 2006. He appeared in one game with the Devil Rays on April 5 and faced two batters before leaving with stiffness in his shoulder. He was released by Tampa on April 6.
He appeared in 186 games from 2001-06 with the Devil Rays, the fourth-highest total among pitchers in team history. He owns a career record of 11-22 with five saves and a 4.73 ERA. He was originally signed by the Oakland A's as a non-drafted free agent September 29, 1996.
Butto was 0-0 with 0.00 ERA in three appearances for Columbus. He struck out five in four scoreless innings for the Clippers. In 18 games for Trenton during 2006, he went 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA.
Butto was signed by the Yankees as a free agent on December, 18 2005. He split time in 2005 between Clearwater (A) and Reading (AA) in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He had a 1-2 record with a 3.49 ERA in 17 games with Clearwater. Butto notched a 2-5 record and a 3.65 ERA in 36 games with the Reading Phillies. In 2004, Butto appeared in 36 games, including 14 starts for Clearwater. Butto was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by Philadelphia (2/9/99).
The Thunder conclude a four-game series with the Connecticut Defenders on Monday night at 7:05 pm at Waterfront Park. Jeff Karstens (3-0) will start for Trenton against Connecticut's Jesse Floyd (1-7). Tickets are available by calling (609) 394-3300 or order on-line at www.trentonthunder.com.
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