Sergio Romo RP SF 7 months ago

The Giants will mix and match in the ninth inning in the short term, with Romo and Santiago Casilla both struggling, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

Casilla is probably still the best bet to get saves going forward, but Romo would have had a shot at taking that role over had he not been struggling lately as well. It may be premature to grab Romo in most formats, given his 4.97 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, but it would not be surprising if he got a few saves over the next month due to favorable matchups.

Sergio Romo RP SF 7 months ago

Romo could be a candidate to close games while Santiago Casilla (fatigue) is rested, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

Romo hasn't recorded a save yet this season, but tallied 75 total from 2012-2014, so he's certainly experienced. He may be worth an add in the short-term in leagues that allow daily lineup switches, but he isn't expected to sustain much long-term value. Javier Lopez could also close games in the near future, as manager Bruce Bochy will select his closer based on matchup.

Sergio Romo RP SF 8 months ago

Romo only recorded one out and was pulled after giving up a home run to Nolan Arenado of the Rockies on Sunday.

Romo has been struggling of late, posting a 5.87 ERA in the month of June. He is still being used in late-game situations, and should continue to get opportunities to record holds. However, it appears that Romo is no longer the ratio booster he once was.

Sergio Romo RP SF 8 months ago

Romo (illness) is available to pitch Monday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Romo was unavailable for Sunday's game due to an illness, but he's feeling better Monday and will be available out of the bullpen. The 32-year-old has posted a 3.63 ERA over 17.1 innings this season.

Sergio Romo RP SF 8 months ago

Romo was unavailable to pitch in Sunday's game against the Braves due to an illness, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

This explains why Romo didn't pitch during a disastrous ninth inning in which the Braves scored four runs (three earned) off Santiago Casilla en route to a 7-5 win. Romo is likely just day-to-day as the Giants look ahead to a series against the Pirates starting Monday.

Sergio Romo RP SF 10 months ago

Manager Bruce Bochy said that Casilla is his closer, but he could go to Romo for the occasional save opportunity this season, CSN Bay Area reports.

Casilla is still the closer and will see the majority of save opportunities, but Romo will be called upon when the opposing team has a -righty-heavy lineup late in games. Romo held right-handed batters to a .172 batting average last season. Romo should still be considered a set-up man and will be a solid source of holds with the occasional save sprinkled in. In deeper leagues, it wouldn't be a bad idea to handcuff Casilla with Romo should the former struggle or get injured early in the year.

Sergio Romo RP SF 11 months ago

Romo has now made two appearances this spring and hasn't been limited by the sore shoulder he was dealing with at the start of spring training.

There was minor concern at the start of spring training when Romo revealed that he was feeling soreness in his throwing shoulder. Both he and the club indicated that it was a non-issue and a little rest would be all that Romo needed. After making two appearances this week (4.50 ERA, 2:0 K:BB ratio), Romo should be good to go as the Giants' set-up man behind Santiago Casilla when Opening Day comes around.

Sergio Romo RP SF 11 months ago

Romo will make his spring debut Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea reports.

He was slow to get going in camp because of a sore shoulder, but now that he is lineup up to get into a game, he should have plenty of time to get ready for the start of the regular season. Romo will start off as the Giants' setup man, but would probably be the first player in line to replace Santiago Casilla as the closer if the need arises.

Sergio Romo RP SF 11 months ago

Romo will throw to live batters Tuesday for the first time this spring, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Romo has been battling a sore shoulder, but it appears he's progressed to the point that he's ready to begin throwing off of a mound. Look for a more detailed update after the team is able to evaluate him following Tuesday's session.

Sergio Romo RP SF 12 months ago

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that Romo (shoulder) should return to a mound in a few days, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Romo has yet to throw from a mound in camp due to shoulder soreness, which he admitted first surfaced about a month ago. The Giants don't seem especially concerned, with Romo still able to throw on flat ground and perform throwing exercises, but he won't be completely in the clear until he gets several bullpen sessions under his belt.