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Ricky Romero | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/6/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 209
Bats / Throws: Right / Left

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Giants released LHP Ricky Romero.
Romero, 32, has thrown just 30 2/3 innings the last two seasons in the minors for the Giants, including 14 2/3 frames this year when he's posted a 6.75 ERA. The left-hander hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013. Sun, Apr 30, 2017 10:33:00 AM

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Giants re-signed LHP Ricky Romero to a minor league contract.

Romero has made just six starts over the last two seasons in the minors with the Giants, but they're bringing him back again. Slated to turn 32 this weekend, Romero hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 04:28:00 PM

Giant re-signed LHP Ricky Romero to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Now 31, Romero held a 5.62 ERA over just four appearances in rookie ball for the Giants in 2015. The former All-Star hasn't appeared in the majors since 2013.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 05:19:00 PM

Giants signed LHP Ricky Romero to a minor league contract.

Romero will begin his Giants career at their spring training complex in Arizona, pitching in extended spring training games. He posted a 2.92 ERA and 1.138 WHIP in 225 innings for the Blue Jays in 2011, but chronic knee and control problems have completely derailed his career. San Francisco probably won't be expecting much from the 30-year-old left-hander.
Mon, May 11, 2015 11:20:00 AM

Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun reports that Ricky Romero is nearing a deal with the San Francisco Giants.

The deal would presumably be a minor league contract. Still just 30-years-old, there's a chance that the oft-injured left-hander will be able to right the ship. He'll serve as organizational bullpen depth for the Giants.
Sun, May 10, 2015 10:28:00 PM

Blue Jays released LHP Ricky Romero.

He has battled chronic knee injuries and extreme control problems in recent seasons and hasn't been a viable starter at the major league level since 2011. Still, he's only 30-years-old and might make sense for some organizations as a reclamation project.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 03:21:00 PM

Ricky Romero (knee) successfully threw a 50-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

The veteran southpaw has been taking things slow this spring as he battles persistent knee issues. He claims that he's close to full strength at the moment though and could soon be cleared for game action. With the challenges for rotation depth that the Blue Jays are dealing with, he could be an option for them at some point early in the season if he can indeed prove his health and effectiveness.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 01:55:00 PM

Ricky Romero (knee) is expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training.

The veteran southpaw had been battling knee issues since the 2012 season. He hasn't been an effective big league starter since 2011, but is still just 30-years-old and there are several openings in the Jays rotation. With a strong showing in the spring, he could conceivably break camp with the club.
Sat, Jan 3, 2015 11:57:00 AM

Ricky Romero underwent knee surgery this week.

Romero, who's been bothered by knee issues since 2012, will be reevaluated after six weeks of prescribed rest. It's possible that he won't be able to throw another pitch this season. The right-hander had registered a 5.50 ERA over 37 2/3 innings at Triple-A Buffalo.
Source: Sportsnet
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 02:29:00 PM

Blue Jays reassigned LHP Ricky Romero to minor league camp.

Romero's fate was sealed when he was pummeled on Tuesday by the Tigers, walking five and allowing three runs in 2 2/3 innings. He didn't strike out a batter, plunked one and threw a pair of wild pitches. The former ace of the Jays' staff posted a hide-the-women-and-children 5.97 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 188 1/3 innings the last two seasons.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 09:20:00 AM

Ricky Romero had a setback Tuesday versus the Tigers, walking five and allowing three runs in 2 2/3 innings.

Romero's comeback bid hit a high note six days ago, when he pitched four strong innings against the Rays. Today, he couldn't manage a single strikeout and he had a hit batter and two wild pitches to go along with all of the walks. He's now seemingly certain to open the season back in the minors.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 05:19:00 PM

Ricky Romero pitched four innings and allowed just one run in relief Wednesday against the Rays.

Romero was sitting in the low-90s in the game, too, so it looks like he's turning into a legitimate candidate to make the Blue Jays. At this point, he's probably worth a flier as a reserve pick in AL-only leagues. Even if he doesn't make the team initially, it's still pretty great that he's come this far.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Ricky Romero pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three, against the Rays on Friday.

That's pretty encouraging. Romero hasn't gotten any traction as a rotation candidate even with J.A. Happ putting his spot up for grabs, but maybe it shouldn't be completely ruled out just yet. He allowed one hit and walked one today.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Despite walking two, Ricky Romero managed to pitch a scoreless inning against the Orioles on Saturday.

The Blue Jays have no expectations for Romero this spring, but if he happens to show his old form, they'll certainly make room for him in their rotation. Most likely, though, the Romero of old isn't coming back.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 05:14:00 PM

Gregor Chisholm of believes that Ricky Romero is a long shot to make the Blue Jays out of spring training.

The former ace of the Jays staff, the 29-year-old southpaw has posted a horrifying 5.97 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 188 1/3 innings the last two seasons. It looks as if he'll begin the season back at Triple-A Buffalo where he'll have to show a return to form before he rejoins Toronto's rotation. He can safely be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Sun, Feb 2, 2014 07:21:00 PM

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