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Ricky Romero | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/6/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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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. Mar 21 - 1:55 PM

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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.
Jan 3 - 11:57 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

Blue Jays sent LHP Ricky Romero outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

He's now again been removed from the 40-man roster. Romero posted an 11.05 ERA and 2.59 WHIP across 7 1/3 innings for the Jays this season. He'll get a spring training invite but is a longshot to make the Opening Day roster.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 04:38:00 PM

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday morning that Ricky Romero will likely be removed from the 40-man roster again this offseason.

Romero was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, but he hasn't been used yet and will probably only see mop-up appearances down the stretch. "Very good chance he comes off of the roster in the offseason," Anthopoulos told 590 The Fan in Toronto. "I told him that ahead of time, just for the 40-man spot. He’ll come in next spring, he’ll come in and compete and hopefully he’ll start fresh and he can get it turned around."
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Ricky Romero from Triple-A Buffalo.

Romero has been terrible in his time in the majors this season and hasn't been much better at Triple-A, holding a 5.78 ERA over 22 starts. He'll be used in long relief for now, but it's possible the Jays will give him a start or two this month.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 08:13:00 PM

Ricky Romero gave up five runs (four earned) on five hits and six walks over 6 1/3 innings with Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.

Romero now has a 5.88 ERA and 80/62 K/BB ratio in 108 2/3 innings over 21 starts in Triple-A this season. The Blue Jays want to see more consistency, so he's far from a lock to be a September call-up.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos hasn't ruled out the possibility that Ricky Romero could return to the majors before September.

Romero still owns a brutal 6.89 ERA through 10 starts at Triple-A to go along with a 27/34 K/BB ratio in 47 innings, but he has a 3.45 ERA over his last five starts. Still, Anthopoulos wants to see more consistency before bringing him back to the majors. "From a consistency standpoint, you want to see him have the results he needs to have at that level, start after start," said Anthopoulos. "So I want to see him do it for awhile." Could he be back before September callups? "Sure, if he’s performs well and he’s doing great and we have a need up here."
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 09:35:00 AM

Ricky Romero allowed just one (unearned) run over seven innings Wednesday at Triple-A Buffalo.

Romero tossed six scoreless innings last time out and has begun to settle down after a rocky first few weeks in the Buffalo rotation. The left-hander will try to work his way back up to the majors at some point this season.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 10:46:00 AM

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