Tampa Bay Rays closer Alex Colome's strong month of August did not go unnoticed.

Colome learned Sunday that he was named the American League Reliever of the Month for the month of August.

Colome appeared in 12 contests in August, converting all ten of his save opportunities while allowing just a single run on five hits in 12 innings of work for a 0.75 earned run average.  Colome walked just one and struck out 13 batters.