Sergio Romo
RP TB
12 hours ago

Romo, who the Rays acquired late Saturday for cash considerations, has the confidence of the organization despite recent struggles, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "I think any time a guy who throws mid to upper 80s, when they hit a rough patch, it's easy to say he's toast, he's done," GM Erik Neander said Sunday. "The way that we look at it is we think what he brings to the table, the ability to miss bats, a lot of that's still there."

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old reliever often looked like a shadow of his former self over his 25 innings with the Dodgers this season, posting a 6.12 ERA and career-worst 4.3 BB/9. However, it's his extensive body of work prior to 2017 that has the Rays cautiously optimistic that a change of scenery will bring out the best of what Romo has left to offer. The organization actually had keen interest in the former closer during the offseason, with his career 0.98 WHIP and .189 BAA versus right-handed hitters serving as two particularly appealing factors. Now that he's finally arrived in Tampa, manager Kevin Cash will experiment with how best to deploy the three-time World Series winner out of the bullpen, with Romo most likely to begin his acclimation in some low-leverage scenarios.

Sergio Romo
RP TB
2 days ago

Romo was traded to the Rays on Saturday for cash, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers just cast Romo off the 40-man roster, and the Rays jumped in and added him to the organizational bullpen mix. Romo has a 6.12 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 31:12 K:BB in 25 innings this season, so he is unlikely to see any high-leverage work if he is able to earn a spot on the active roster.

Sergio Romo
RP TB
4 days ago

Romo was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Something didn't seem right after Romo was used just once in the month of July, although it's hard to blame manager Dave Roberts for not pitching him given his 6.12 ERA in 25 innings pitched this season. His major-league experience could attract some interest while he's exposed to waivers, but the veteran reliever will need to right the ship quickly if he wants to sniff the big leagues again. Grant Dayton returned from the disabled list to replace him on the active roster.

Sergio Romo
RP TB
1 week ago

Romo has faced just one batter in the month of July.

EDGE Analysis

The All-Star break has contributed to the layoff, but just one appearance in 10 games doesn't bode well for Romo's stance in the Dodgers' bullpen. There have been no reported injuries to the 34-year-old, so manager Dave Roberts may simply be reluctant to use the veteran after he posted a 6.12 ERA through 25 innings this season.

Sergio Romo
RP TB
1 month ago

Romo threw a perfect inning Wednesday, striking out two in a win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

It was the Romo's first appearance since being activated from the disabled list Monday. The veteran arm has seen his production take a huge hit since moving from Northern to Southern California (6.10 ERA in 25 games), but a 3.84 xFIP and low 65 percent strand rate highlight that the bad luck that he has been experiencing. Romo has maintained his strong strikeout rate (10.9 K/9) during his slump, so there is potential for a turnaround at some point this season.

Sergio Romo
RP TB
1 month ago

Romo was activated from the disabled list Monday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers optioned Josh Fields to make room for Romo on the roster. The aging veteran has been awful in 24 appearances this year (6.41 ERA, 1.37 WHIP), but his track record is enough to earn him another chance with the club.

Sergio Romo
RP TB
1 month ago

Romo (ankle) is expected to make a rehab appearance at High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

On the disabled list with a sprained ankle, Romo appears to be progressing nicely after throwing a simulated inning Sunday. If all goes well Friday, Romo could be back with the Dodgers as early as Monday, when he's first eligible for activation.

Sergio Romo
RP TB
1 month ago

Romo (ankle) threw a 15-pitch simulated inning Sunday and is expected to participate in a minor-league rehab assignment at some point, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Romo was placed on the 10-day DL with a left ankle sprain Friday but has already been able to begin throwing again. It's unclear as to when he'll begin his rehab assignment, but that fact that he's able to throw already is an encouraging sign.

Sergio Romo
RP TB
1 month ago

Romo has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain.

EDGE Analysis

Romo has been limited to largely low-leverage situations over the past month due to his ineffectiveness. He owns a brutal 6.41 ERA and a 5.41 FIP over 19.2 innings this season and has already been touched up for five home runs. Don't expect Romo to serve more than a mop-up role upon his return from the injury.

Sergio Romo
RP TB
2 months ago

Romo retired both of the Cubs batters he faced for his sixth hold of the season Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

After the game manager Dave Roberts mentioned that he views Romo as "matchup guy." His usage this season tells the story, as eight of his 20 appearances have been less than an inning. The 34-year-old was expected to compete for the Dodgers' setup role when he signed this offseason, but if he is going to be used primarily as a right-handed specialist (ROOGY?), then higher-leverage situations -- along with the majority of hold opportunities -- should go to Pedro Baez and Josh Fields.