Romano (finger) is not on the Blue Jays' AL Wild Card Series roster. A sprained finger has kept Romano out for all of September and will keep him out at least a little while longer, despite an original timeline of 2-to-4 weeks. He's been throwing off a mound for over a week but is evidently not yet ready to go. Rafael Dolis and Anthony Bass remain Toronto's top high-leverage options in his absence.
Romano (finger) threw 15-20 pitches during a live batting practice session Sunday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. The right-hander was throwing 75-to-80 percent during his bullpen sessions last week, but he's progressed to throwing max effort in live BP. Manager Charlie Montoyo said the team will see how Romano checks out Monday before making a decision on his availability for the AL Wild Card Round, which begins Tuesday.
Romano (finger) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Manager Charlie Montoyo said that Romano was around 75-to-80 percent during his bullpen session Tuesday. The team will determine his next steps based on how he feels Friday, but the Blue Jays likely want him to throw live batting practice before returning. However, the team remains hopeful that the right-hander will be able to return to game action at some point in 2020.
Romano (finger) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. Romano was expected to miss between two and four weeks when he hit the injured list with a finger injury in late August. He's already nearing the back end of that timeline, though it appears that he still has a chance to return before the end of the regular season for an appearance or two.
Romano (finger) has resumed throwing off a mound, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. The 27-year-old has been sidelined since late August with numbness in his right middle finger, but he may be able to rejoin the club during the closing stretch. Romano will have a tough time returning in the regular season with only one week remaining, but it's possible he'll be ready in time for a potential playoff run.
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