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Minnesota Twins

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June 29, 2020 06:16 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Placed on restrictred list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero, who missed all of spring training in February and March due to visa issues, was placed on the restricted list ahead of the 2020 season.

Romero wasn't placed on the 60-man player pool as a result. Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said that Romero is not anticipated to arrive for training camp due to continued visa issues from the Dominican Republic. He may not be available this season as a result.

June 25, 2020 07:56 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Visa issues continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero, who missed all of spring training in February and March due to visa issues traveling from the Dominican Republic, has not resolved his visa issues, Aaron Gleeman of TheAthletic.com reports.

Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said that Romero is not anticipated to arrive for training camp next week. It sounds like his availability for the 60-game regular season is very much in doubt.

March 9, 2020 05:08 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Placed on restricted list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was placed on the restricted list Monday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The transaction reflects the fact that visa issues have prevented Romero from reporting to camp. It's unclear what exactly those issues are or when he's expected to be able to join his teammates. Once he's cleared to do so, he'll presumably still need time to build up to regular-season shape.

February 23, 2020 12:40 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Could miss spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero could miss all of spring training due to a visa issue that has kept him in the Dominican Republic, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He's still not here and won't be joining us for the foreseeable future," said Twins manager Rocco Baldelli.

Romero was not charged with a crime and isn't being penalized by the team, according to the Star Tribune. He could join the Twins when they play a spring game in the Dominican Republic on Mar. 7. Romero's extended absence almost ensures he'll begin the season at Triple-A when he does arrive to the U.S.

February 13, 2020 09:52 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Delayed by visa issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero isn't expected to arrive at Twins camp until next week while he looks to secure a travel visa, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Assuming Romero doesn't hit any further snags with his immigration paperwork and is able to make the move from the Dominican Republic next week, he shouldn't find himself too far behind the Twins' other healthy pitchers during spring training. The right-hander will be vying for a spot in the team's Opening Day bullpen.

September 3, 2019 04:52 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Called up by Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was recalled by the Twins on Tuesday.

Romero received sporadic opportunities with the Twins early in the season but has been in the minors since mid-June. He's recorded a 7.88 ERA and 2.12 WHIP in eight innings in the majors but posted a more respectable 4.37 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 57.2 innings for Triple-A Rochester.

July 12, 2019 02:40 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Activated off injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero (back) was activated off the minor-league injured list Friday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Romero landed on the IL on June 21 with a lower-back strain but is able to rejoin Triple-A Rochester after a few weeks on the shelf. The 24-year-old has a 4.66 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 28:10 K:BB over 29 innings with the Red Wings this season.

June 22, 2019 12:56 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Out with back injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was placed on the minor-league injured list Friday with a lower-back strain, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

Romero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester last week after a one-day stint in the majors and apparently suffered the injury when he fired 1.1 scoreless innings Wednesday. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but the 24-year-old will be eligible to be activated next Thursday.

June 15, 2019 12:20 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Headed back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

After just one day back with the Twins, Romero finds himself returning to Triple-A Rochester. With the Twins leading 10-1 in the eighth inning Thursday, the 24-year-old got his chance to pitch but gave up two runs on two hits and two walks while failing to record an out. The Twins called up Zack Littell in a corresponding move in an effort to bolster their bullpen.

June 13, 2019 02:12 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Returns to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.

It's encouraging to see Romero back with the Twins, as he showed promise in his last stint in the majors, allowing four hits and no runs in five appearances with eight strikeouts at the beginning of May. Since then, he's been inconsistent with Triple-A Rochester, posting an ERA of 6.06 in 16.1 innings pitched, although he carries a 15:6 K:BB during that time. The 24-year-old will most likely be used in low-leverage situations and could find himself back in the minors if the Twins opt to bring back Adalberto Mejia (calf) once he's eligible to return.

May 12, 2019 10:28 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Returns to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester after Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

Romero, who didn't take the mound during either game of the twin bill, heads back to Rochester to make room for Willians Astudillo's return from a hamstring injury. The 24-year-old has a 5.63 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 8:3 K:BB over eight major-league innings this season.

April 24, 2019 11:00 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Back up from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins recalled Romero from Triple-A Rochester ahead of Wednesday's game against the Astros.

Romero will be up with the big club for the second time this season after he previously made a two-inning appearance in relief over the weekend while serving as the Twins' 26th man in their doubleheader with the Orioles. Minnesota also recalled Kohl Stewart from Rochester to make the start Wednesday, but since it's unlikely he'll be asked to work deep into the contest, Romero could be called upon to cover a couple of innings out of the bullpen.

April 19, 2019 05:24 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Joining Twins for doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero will be called up from Triple-A Rochester to serve as the 26th player in Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Romero had a chance to open the season with an impact role in Minnesota's bullpen, but was instead optioned to Triple-A at the end of spring training. The 24-year-old has a 4.32 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 11:2 K:BB over 8.1 innings to begin the season at Rochester.

March 23, 2019 01:48 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Minnesota management talked about Romero all spring as in their plans as an impact reliever, but he had two poor spring outings in a row, leaving him with a 8.38 ERA. It could be a short stint in the minors, as he was one of the few relievers in camp with minor-league options. It will also be interesting to see if the Twins keep Romero in the bullpen in Rochester.

March 21, 2019 10:24 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Not viewed as closer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero will be used in a multi-inning role to begin the season and is unlikely to close games, MLB.com reports. "I don't know that we were viewing him as the back-end guy right at the outset," said chief baseball officer Derek Falvey.

Romero has had two poor outings in a row as he gave up four runs while retiring two batters with two walks Wednesday. His spring ERA rose to 8.38. It sounds like he'll still make the 25-man roster, but it's still possible he could begin the season in the minors. While he may not be the closer initially, he still has upside to take over the role later this season after the Twins moved him to the bullpen this spring.

March 18, 2019 06:20 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Struggles in Sunday's spring outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero gave up five runs (four earned) and did not retire a batter while giving up three walks and a hit in Sunday's spring training loss to Toronto. "It's a good outing to wipe clean, because I've really enjoyed the way he's thrown the ball," manager Rocco Baldelli told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Romero, who has been moved to the bullpen after working as a starter last season, had given up one earned run in nine innings before Sunday's clunker. It sounds like he'll be given a mulligan, but he may need to impress in his final spring outing. It sounds like the Twins plan to use him as a reliever in many different spots. He could be in the closer mix as well; Baldelli hasn't indicated whether he'll use a single stopper or a bullpen-by-committee approach.

March 13, 2019 07:56 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Strong spring as reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero has had a strong spring in relief, allowing just two runs over seven innings with six strikeouts and two walks. "I'm hoping that, in time, he's going to be a very, very important piece we can look to get very important outs during the course of a game," manager Rocco Baldelli told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Romero has been moved to the bullpen after working as a starter last season. It sounds like the Twins plan to use him as a reliever in many different spots. He could possibly be in the closer mix as well as Baldelli hasn't indicated who he'll use at closer of if he'll use a bullpen-by-committee approach. With his impressive velocity and slider, Romero has some upside to emerge as the team's closer. However, he could also be shuffled between Triple-A and the majors since he has a minor-league option remaining.

February 17, 2019 08:44 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Officially moving to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero will move to the bullpen this season, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

A conversion to relief was rumored earlier in the offseason and confirmed by new manager Rocco Baldelli on Saturday. Romero impressed in his first five starts of his rookie campaign last season but finished with an unimpressive 4.69 ERA in 11 starts. The 24-year-old has the classic characteristics of a player who could thrive after such a move, as he owns a big fastball and a good slider but lacks a third pitch and has mediocre command. If he makes a smooth adjustment, he could become an important high-leverage reliever in Minnesota as soon as this season.

December 11, 2018 08:12 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Could move to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minnesota is considering moving Romero to the bullpen, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "His mentality fits," Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey said. "When people watch him pitch, they see him in the bullpen, they see clear ability there. So we're open-minded to that."

Romero had impressive velocity in his major-league debut last season, but he was previously thought more to be a candidate for the fifth starter spot in the rotation. He dazzled in his first five starts in the majors last season with a 1.88 ERA and 9.1 K/9. However, he ran out of gas in his next five starts with a 7.54 ERA, 6.0 K/9 and 2.0 HR/9. While Romero had an impressive 95.4 mph average fastball, he struggled with his control and command. He could be a dark horse for Minnesota's closer role if the team doesn't sign a veteran given his velocity, but his role and chances to make the team are uncertain. He likely needs more time at Triple-A.

September 3, 2018 01:13 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Not slated for recall
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero will not join the Twins' expanded roster in September because he's approaching his innings limit, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

The hurler has compiled 133.1 frames between Triple-A Rochester and the majors. Romero has a 4.69 ERA in 55.2 innings (11 starts) in the latter but won't get a chance to make a better impression until the 2019 season, when he could compete for a rotation spot in spring training. Despite underwhelming command indicators (7.3 K/9, 3.1 BB/9), Romero, who turns 24 in December, could provide at least occasional mixed-league fantasy value if he can lock down a 2019 starting gig.

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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020MIN000.000000000.00000000
2019MIN017.07150000014.0191211211118
2018MIN334.691111000055.7603129671945
2017MIN00---0000000.00000000
Total345.19011000069.3794340883063
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SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020MIN000---00000---0.0000---
2019MIN11581.9000005.3172.1437219.93
2018MIN161551.1000007.2791.41924713.90
2017MIN000---00000------0---
Total276631.20420012.2871.57231915.19
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2012R-Dsl Twins 31.014601402814264.641.290
2013R-Gcl Twins 45.012602004713321.601.000
2014AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels 12.033000095133.001.500
2016AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels 28.0550410255181.930.821
2016AFA-Fort Myers Miracle 62.1111105206510481.880.934
2017AA-Chattanooga Lookouts125.0242311190120451243.531.352
2018AAA-Rochester Red Wings 90.2161305606932853.591.297
2019AAA-Rochester Red Wings 57.235102446329534.411.434
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/215
Birthdate:
12/24/1994
Age:
25
Hometown:
San Juan de la Maguana, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
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MLB Experience:
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