J. C. Romero RP CLE Mar 18 '79

Indians signed LHP J.C. Romero to a minor league contract.

The lefty reliever opted out of his minor league deal with the Nationals on Monday to find a club with a clearer path to the major leagues, and he hopes he's got that with the Tribe. He's been assigned to Triple-A Columbus.

J. C. Romero RP CLE Mar 15 '79

J.C. Romero could sign a minor league contract with the Indians on Thursday.

Romero is reporting to Triple-A Columbus this week for a physical and will join the Clippers' bullpen if it goes well. The lefty reliever opted out of his minor league deal with the Nationals on Monday to find a club with a clearer path to the major leagues.

J. C. Romero RP CLE Mar 14 '79

Nationals released LHP J.C. Romero.

Romero posted a 2.84 ERA and 16/4 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings with Triple-A Syracuse prior to using the opt-out clause in his minor league contract. The veteran southpaw is working on finalizing a deal with the Indians and could report to the club's Triple-A affiliate on Thursday.

J. C. Romero RP CLE Jan 09 '79

Nationals reassigned LHP J.C. Romero to minor league camp.

The veteran left-hander signed a minor league contract with the Nationals earlier this month but was never an option for the big league roster. He'll represent depth at Triple-A.

J. C. Romero RP CLE Jan 06 '79

J.C. Romero is slated to open the 2013 regular season in the bullpen at Triple-A Syracuse.

Romero is still with the big league club for now, but he will be officially assigned to the minor leagues before Opening Day. The veteran left-hander signed a minor league contract with the Nationals on March 22.

J. C. Romero RP CLE Dec 31 '78

Nationals signed LHP J.C. Romero to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Romero looked pretty good while pitching for his native Puerto Rico in the WBC, allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings with five strikeouts. He walked three, though, as control has always been an issue for the southpaw. Romero could make the club as the second lefty alongside Zach Duke.

J. C. Romero RP CLE Jun 08 '78

J.C. Romero has elected free agency.

Romero was designated for assignment last Friday and has decided to look for another job rather than go to Triple-A Norfolk. The veteran lefty holds a 9.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in 16 big league appearances this season.

J. C. Romero RP CLE Jun 04 '78

Orioles designated LHP J.C. Romero for assignment.

So continues a season of releases and DFAs for the 36-year-old lefty, who says he's considering retirement. Romero hasn't really been a serviceable pitcher since 2008, posting a 4.30 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 90 innings since 2009. His career may be over even if he doesn't retire.

J. C. Romero RP CLE May 24 '78

Orioles acquired LHP J.C. Romero from the Indians for INF Carlos Rojas.

He'll take Miguel Socolovich's spot on the active roster. Romero gave up nine runs on 14 hits and two walks in eight innings in 11 appearances with the Cardinals earlier this season, but has held left-handed batters to a .218 batting average and .617 OPS for his career. The O's will hope to catch lightning in a bottle down the stretch.

J. C. Romero RP CLE May 24 '78

Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that the Orioles have acquired left-hander J.C. Romero.

Kubatko notes that Romero opted out of his contract with the Indians, so it appears he signed as a free agent. The 36-year-old southpaw made 11 appearances with the Cardinals earlier this season and posted a 4.01 ERA in 36 appearances between the Phillies and Rockies last year. It's not clear if he'll immediately join the major league roster.