Rays Reportedly Agree To Deal With Sergio Romo

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According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com (Twitter), the Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly agreed to a one-year Major League contract with reliever Sergio Romo.

Tampa Bay flirted with Romo last winter and had reportedly offered him more money but he wanted to remain on the West Coast and inked a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers

He appeared in 30 games with L.A. going 1-1 with a 6.12 ERA 17-ER/25-IP) striking out 31 batters. In those games he allowed seven homers in his 25 innings of work.  He was designated for assignment and traded to the Tampa Bay on July 22 for a player to be named later or cash.

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With the Rays, Romo appeared in 25 games, posting  a 2-0 mark with a 1.47 ERA (5-ER/30.2-IP).  He struck out 8.2 batters per nine innings while walking just 2.1 batters per nine.

He struggled in his career against left handed batters allowing a slash line of .240/.306/.370. While with the Rays he held left-handed batters to a .194/.256/.333 (7-for-36).

The 35 year old Romo will be entering his 11th big league season. He’s compiled a 35-27 record, 84 saves, and a 2.69 ERA spanning 565 career appearances. All his appearances come in relief for the San Francisco Giants (2008-20016), the Los Angeles Dodgers (2017), and the Rays (2017).

He’ll join a bullpen that is rather thin after veterans Alex Colome and Dan Jennings. Other ‘pen candidates include Jose Alvarado, Ryne Stanek, Andrew Kittredge, Jaime Schultz, Diego Castillo, Chaz Roe, among others.

Currently, the Rays roster is at full at 40. A move will have to be made once Romo passes his physical and the move is made official.

 

 

 

 

 

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