Romero was released from the Giants' Triple-A Sacramento affiliate Saturday. Romero signed a minor-league pact with the Giants in November 2016 and began the 2017 season with Sacramento, where the he posted a 6.75 ERA over 14.2 innings. The 32-year-old will look to hopefully catch on with another squad this season.
Romero re-signed with the Giants on a minor league contract, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Romero spent the bulk of the 2016 season on the shelf with an injury, but the Giants decided to bring him back as organizational depth now that he's back to full health. Given the strong options in the Giants rotation, the left-hander likely won't be able to crack the major league roster unless he moves to the bullpen.
Romero provided four shutout innings on Monday against Las Vegas, only allowing four batters to reach base while recording three strikeouts. Romero has only pitched in 14 games since 2013, and will begin this season with Triple-A Sacramento. A former starter for four years with the Blue Jays, Romero is trying to bounce back from a bad stretch over the past couple seasons, as he is still trying to win his first start at any level since 2013. During four appearances this spring, the 31-year-old gave up two runs and five hits in 5.2 innings. If Romero can rediscover his old form, he could provide depth in the Giants bullpen towards the end of the season, but it would be overly optimistic to suspect that scenario to play out.
The Giants signed former Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero to a minor-league contract Monday, with Romero reporting to extended spring training, per CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. Romero has not pitched in the majors since 2013 as he has dealt with both injury and ineffectiveness. The lefty made the All-Star game in 2010, but has not pitched well since then, including during nine minor league starts in 2014, while undergoing surgery on both knees. The Blue Jays released Romero on April 25.
According to a report from the Toronto Sun's Bob Elliott, the Giants are about to reach a deal with free-agent pitcher Ricky Romero , who was last in the Blue Jays organization. Romero has not pitched in the majors since 2013 as he has dealt with both injury and ineffectiveness. The lefty made the All-Star game in 2010, but has not pitched well since then, including during nine minor league starts in 2014, while undergoing surgery on both knees. The Blue Jays released Romero on April 25.
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