Ricky Romero RP SF 2 months ago

Romero agreed to a minor league contract with the Giants on Monday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Romero was in talks with the Giants about a deal, and it now appears to be official. He's really struggled over the past few seasons, and will likely serve as organizational depth for the Giants..

Ricky Romero RP SF 2 months ago

Romero is close to signing with the Giants, Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun reports.

Now 30 years old, Romero hasn't put together a decent stretch in the majors since 2011, when he posted a 2.92 ERA over 225 innings for the Blue Jays. He fell off hard in 2012, and then struggled at the Triple-A level in both 2013 and 2014. He's unlikely to make an impact at the big-league level in any organization.

Ricky Romero RP SF 2 months ago

Romero was released by the Blue Jays on Saturday, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

Romero had his time as a fantasy baseball commodity back in 2010 and 2011, but has either been injured or ineffective since then. It seems unlikely that he will ever be heard from again at the highest level.

Ricky Romero RP SF 1 year ago

Ricky Romero underwent knee surgery this week.

Romero, who's been bothered by knee issues since 2012, will be reevaluated after six weeks of prescribed rest. It's possible that he won't be able to throw another pitch this season. The right-hander had registered a 5.50 ERA over 37 2/3 innings at Triple-A Buffalo.

Ricky Romero RP SF 1 year ago

Blue Jays reassigned LHP Ricky Romero to minor league camp.

Romero's fate was sealed when he was pummeled on Tuesday by the Tigers, walking five and allowing three runs in 2 2/3 innings. He didn't strike out a batter, plunked one and threw a pair of wild pitches. The former ace of the Jays' staff posted a hide-the-women-and-children 5.97 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 188 1/3 innings the last two seasons.

Ricky Romero RP SF 1 year ago

Ricky Romero had a setback Tuesday versus the Tigers, walking five and allowing three runs in 2 2/3 innings.

Romero's comeback bid hit a high note six days ago, when he pitched four strong innings against the Rays. Today,. he couldn't manage a single strikeout and he had a hit batter and two wild pitches to go along with all of the walks. He's now seemingly certain to open the season back in the minors.

Ricky Romero RP SF 1 year ago

Ricky Romero pitched four innings and allowed just one run in relief Wednesday against the Rays.

Romero was sitting in the low-90s in the game, too, so it looks like he's turning into a legitimate candidate to make the Blue Jays. At this point, he's probably worth a flier as a reserve pick in AL-only leagues. Even if he doesn't make the team initially, it's still pretty great that he's come this far.

Ricky Romero RP SF 1 year ago

Ricky Romero pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three, against the Rays on Friday.

That's pretty encouraging. Romero hasn't gotten any traction as a rotation candidate even with J.A. Happ putting his spot up for grabs, but maybe it shouldn't be completely ruled out just yet. He allowed one hit and walked one today.

Ricky Romero RP SF 1 year ago

Despite walking two, Ricky Romero managed to pitch a scoreless inning against the Orioles on Saturday.

The Blue Jays have no expectations for Romero this spring, but if he happens to show his old form, they'll certainly make room for him in their rotation. Most likely, though, the Romero of old isn't coming back.

Ricky Romero RP SF 1 year ago2 Comments

Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com believes that Ricky Romero is a long shot to make the Blue Jays out of spring training.

The former ace of the Jays staff, the 29-year-old southpaw has posted a horrifying 5.97 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 188 1/3 innings the last two seasons. It looks as if he'll begin the season back at Triple-A Buffalo where he'll have to show a return to form before he rejoins Toronto's rotation. He can safely be ignored for fantasy purposes.