Romero (rib) recently resumed throwing at the Nationals' extended spring training facility in Florida, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports. Romero had been shut down since April after suffering a stress fracture in his rib while working out at the Nationals' alternate site. The lefty will likely have several hurdles to clear in his recovery program until he's ready to head out on a rehab assignment, which will likely begin in the lower levels of the minors. Once he's fully built up his pitch count, Romero should slot into the rotation at Triple-A Rochester.
Romero (ribs) might begin a throwing progression next week, Maria Torres of The Athletic reports. The southpaw has been shut down since early April after suffering a stress fracture in his rib while pitching at the team's alternate site. Romero will need time to work his way back into shape and might not see minor-league action until June, but he could provide the big-league staff with some depth in the second half.
Romero is dealing with a rib injury and is unable to throw, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. Romero suffered the injury while throwing a pitch last week. It's unclear exactly when he'll get back on the mound, but manager Dave Martinez said Tuesday that the lefty will be "out for a while," so he's unlikely to help the big-league roster anytime soon.
Romero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. The 24-year-old didn't appear in any official Grapefruit League games and was unable to secure a spot on the Opening Day roster. Romero made his big-league debut for the Nationals with three appearances in 2020 and allowed four runs on five hits with a 5:3 K:BB over 2.2 innings.
Romero (hand) resumed playing catch and throwing bullpen sessions during the Nationals' fall instructional league in October, Byron Kerr of MASNSports.com reports. The 2017 first-round pick made his big-league debut out of the Washington bullpen in 2020, making three appearances before he was shut down with a fractured right (non-throwing) hand that required surgery. After spending most of September rehabbing, Romero's return to mound work -- which included catching throws that were returned from his catcher -- suggests that he'll enter spring training at full health. The Nationals reinstated him from the 45-day injured list earlier this month, allowing Romero to reclaim a spot on the 40-man roster.
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