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Ricky Romero | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/6/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. May 11 - 11:20 AM

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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.
May 10 - 10:28 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.
Apr 25 - 3:21 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.
Mar 21 - 1:55 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.
Source: MLB.com
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 MLB.com 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.
Source: MLB.com
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

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Andrew Susac
3Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
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PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Mike Leake
4Jake Peavy
5Chris Heston
6Tim Lincecum
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Hunter Strickland
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Ryan Vogelsong
9Tim Hudson