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12/10/08 7:13 PM EST

Reliever Colome released by Nats

LAS VEGAS -- The Nationals released reliever Jesus Colome on Wednesday. The team's roster is now at 38.

Colome, who was arbitration-eligible, appeared in 61 games and had a 4.31 ERA last year. He was often used as a setup man.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.