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Sergio Romo | Relief Pitcher | #54

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Colorado Mesa
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 28 (0) / SF
Contract: view contract details
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Sergio Romo retired two of the three Astros he faced for his fourth save Tuesday.
Fortunately, the Astros that Romo faced were Max Stassi, Tyler White and Jake Marisnick. The Rays could have brought him in to face Jose Altuve a batter earlier, but Jose Alvarado was left in for that assignment (Altuve flied out). It's hard to believe the Rays have any real faith in Romo, but they'll likely keep using him in the ninth when the matchups warrant it. Jun 19 - 11:52 PM

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Sergio Romo gave up two runs in the ninth to the Astros to take a blown save and a loss on Monday.

Romo, who had pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings this month, opened the inning with a walk, which was followed by a single and a sac bunt. The bases were then loaded on catcher's interference, after which Alex Bregman ended the game with a two-run double. Romo had been 3-for-3 in save chances in recent weeks, but he's still not a very good choice to face quality left-handed hitters with the game on the line. Chaz Roe remains a candidate for save chances.
Jun 18 - 11:40 PM

Sergio Romo earned his third save of the year on Sunday afternoon against the Yankees.

Romo issued a one-out walk to Neil Walker, but he retired the other three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth inning to seal a 3-1 victory for the Rays and help them avoid a four-game sweep. Tampa Bay's bullpen usage has been very unpredictable since the Alex Colome trade, and it will probably remain so over the final three-plus months of the season. Romo is worth owning in deeper mixed leagues, but you can't really expect consistent production in the saves department.
Jun 17 - 5:02 PM

Sergio Romo worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Blue Jays on Tuesday, protecting a three-run lead to earn his second save of the season.

Romo allowed a one-out single to Kevin Pillar, but no damage came from it. He was the sixth reliever that Rays' skipper Kevin Cash turned to in what was another bullpen day for the team. The 35-year-old right-hander owns an underwhelming 5.19 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 32/11 K/BB ratio over 26 innings. He isn't seeing consistent enough save chances to be relevant in most fantasy leagues at this stage.
Jun 12 - 10:23 PM

Sergio Romo will start Friday against the Mariners.

It will be another bullpen game for Tampa Bay with Romo going as the "opener." The Rays' bullpen experiment has so far yielded mixed results with Tampa going 2-2 in Romo's four starts. The right-hander has struggled to a 6.34 ERA this season, though he boasts an impressive 11.81 K/9.
May 31 - 7:20 PM

Sergio Romo was tagged for two earned runs and two hits in Tuesday's win at Oakland but he was able to hang on for his first save.

Romo needed 22 pitches to nail down his first save. The Swiss Army Knife has been used frequently in starts while also working in high-leverage situations in the bullpen. While the save was nice, he has coughed up six earned runs and seven hits over his past 2 2/3 innings across four appearances. Perhaps the shifting around and uncertain role is starting to catch up to the normally reliable Romo.
May 30 - 2:41 AM

Making his second start in three days, Sergio Romo recorded just one out in Sunday’s win over the Orioles, allowing two hits and three earned runs.

Romo gave up two singles and walked a batter while throwing just eight of his 15 pitches for strikes. He left the bases loaded in the first inning and reliever Vidal Nuno eventually allowed all three inherited runners to score. Romo was ineffective as the Rays’ opener this weekend, though Tampa Bay still won two out of three against Baltimore. The veteran right-hander boasts an impressive strikeout rate (12.36 K/9) but has struggled to a 5.95 ERA over 22 appearances including four "starts" this year.
May 27 - 6:56 PM

Sergio Romo will start Friday and Sunday's game for the Rays against the Orioles.

Romo will be on the bump to begin two of the three games against Baltimore, and on Saturday they'll put another reliever on the mound to start in Ryne Stanek. Romo will likely go an inning plus how many right-handers are still on the mound, and then give way to a "long" reliever. There is very little fantasy value in this, nor is there value in Romo's 4.34 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 2018.
May 24 - 3:27 PM

Sergio Romo started his second consecutive game -- and the Rays' second consecutive game -- Sunday against the Angels, pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

Tired of hearing old-timers lament the good ol' days, Rays manager Kevin Cash turned to Romo for the start in both Saturday and Sunday's games. Of course, Romo went one inning Saturday before getting four outs Sunday, but it was still technically two starts in two days for the right-hander. The Rays are going against the grain with their pitching staff this year, and the 35-year-old is part of that. In 20 appearances, including the two starts, Romo has a 4.34 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the year.
May 20 - 8:08 PM

Sergio Romo made his first career start Saturday against the Angels and he struck out the side in his only inning of work, and he'll start again on Sunday.

The Rays were using Romo with the top of the Angels lineup right-handed heavy and the move certainly paid off. Romo threw 10 of his 18 pitches for strikes, recording three of the team's eight strikeouts before handing the ball to Ryan Yarbrough. After Saturday's successful outing as a starter, he will be rolled out again as starter on Sunday. Tampa has used just three dedicated starters this season while using a hodgepodge to fill the fourth and fifth spots.
May 20 - 12:50 AM

Sergio Romo will start versus the Angels on Saturday.

The thinking behind the Rays giving Romo his first ever start at the major league level is that the top of the Angels' lineup is very right-handed heavy. He's slated to throw 1-2 innings before turning things over to Ryan Yarbrough, who will handle the bulk of the innings. With lefty Anthony Banda penciled in for Sunday against the Halos, it's possible they'll try something similar that day, as well. Tampa Bay has been using only three dedicated starters this season and filtering various hurlers in and out of the fourth and fifth spots.
May 18 - 12:51 PM

Rays signed RHP Sergio Romo to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

The deal was reported on Friday and it's now official. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times passed along the contract details. Per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Romo could earn up to $2.75 million. The veteran reliever struggled with the Dodgers last season before finishing strong with a 1.47 ERA over 25 appearances with the Rays. If healthy, he figures to pitch in a set-up capacity.
Feb 13 - 9:09 AM

MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports that the Rays have re-signed Sergio Romo to a one-year contract.

The financial details aren't yet known, but the deal -- which is pending a physical -- is a major league contract. Romo posted an ugly 6.12 ERA over 30 appearances for the Dodgers last season before rebounding with a 1.47 ERA across his final 25 outings with the Rays. He'll turn 35 next month and needs to be used judiciously, but Romo can still get right-handed batters out.
Feb 9 - 2:07 PM

Rays acquired RHP Sergio Romo from the Dodgers for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

It's a logical landing spot for Romo, who drew interest from the Rays before signing with the Dodgers this offseason. Romo has fared poorly this year (6.12 ERA over 25 innings) but may benefit from a change of scenery in Tampa. Even with Romo in tow, the Rays are still likely to pursue bullpen help at the trade deadline with Justin Wilson and A.J. Ramos among their preferred targets.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 11:02:00 PM

Dodgers designated RHP Sergio Romo for assignment.

That clears a roster spot for Grant Dayton, who is back from the 10-day DL. Romo's Dodgers career ends with a brutal 6.12 ERA over 30 outings. Injuries have hampered Romo over the last few years including a stint on the disabled list last month. Despite his struggles this season, the 34-year-old has a proven track record and shouldn't take long to resurface. Perhaps the Rays, who were interested in Ramos this offseason and are looking to bolster their bullpen, will consider him.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 06:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Jake Bauers
2B1Joey Wendle
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Willy Adames
2Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Matt Duffy
2Christian Arroyo
LF1Johnny Field
2Rob Refsnyder
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
RF1Carlos Gomez
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Blake Snell
3Jake Faria
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Jose De Leon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Alvarado
2Chaz Roe
3Sergio Romo
4Wilmer Font
5Matt Andriese
6Jonny Venters
7Ryan Yarbrough
8Austin Pruitt
9Ryne Stanek
10Vidal Nuno
11Diego Castillo