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J.C. Romero | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/4/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 215
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: Mobile (AL)
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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. Fri, Jun 7, 2013 01:32:00 PM

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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.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 05:33:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 05:23:00 PM

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.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 03:59:00 PM

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.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 01:11:00 PM

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 will not make the Opening Day roster but will represent depth at Triple-A.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 09:59:00 AM

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.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 07:42:00 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 04:01:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 05:01:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 04:08:00 PM

Indians signed LHP J.C. Romero to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Columbus.

Romero has already been released by two different teams this season -- the Cardinals and Orioles -- and seems doubtful to suddenly shine in the Indians' system. The left-hander will act as organizational relief depth.
Sat, Jul 21, 2012 05:13:00 PM

Orioles released LHP J.C. Romero.

Romero exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and was granted free agency. He'll look to sign elsewhere as organizational relief depth.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 05:40:00 PM

By the All-Star Break, the Orioles will need to make a roster decision regarding reliever J.C. Romero, who has an opt-out option in his contract.

Romero is currently on the inactive list for Triple-A Norfolk because he is dealing with a personal issue. The southpaw, released by the Cardinals in May after allowing 14 hits and nine runs in eight innings, would act as a left-handed specialist out of middle relief if Baltimore decides to give him a shot. Miguel Tejada, meanwhile, has a sort of unofficial mutual opt-out option. He can continue to play in the O's organization until either party is discontent with the situation, assuming the veteran shortstop isn't summoned to the bigs.
Sat, Jun 23, 2012 05:33:00 PM

Orioles signed LHP J.C. Romero to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

Romero was released by the Cardinals earlier this month after allowing 14 hits and nine runs in eight innings. He'll act as organizational relief depth for the O's.
Thu, May 24, 2012 03:25:00 PM

Cardinals released LHP J.C. Romero.

Romero allowed 14 hits and nine earned runs in eight innings with the Cardinals. The veteran left-hander will presumably try to latch on with another organization. St. Louis has recalled 23-year-old Eduardo Sanchez.
Mon, May 14, 2012 11:01:00 AM

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3Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Michael Bourn
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RF1David Murphy
DH1Ryan Raburn
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6Blake Wood
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