Romero was placed on the 7-day disabled list Monday with a right shoulder impingement, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The injury may have been affecting Romero over his past handful of starts, with the right-hander submitting an 8.38 ERA over 19.1 innings in August. It could spell an the end to Romero's season, as the 22-year-old had accrued a career-high 125 innings on the campaign. Assuming the shoulder issue doesn't delay him too much heading into the offseason, Romero could open the 2018 campaign as the Twins' top pitching prospect.
Romero, 22, has a 2.94 ERA and 86:33 K:BB through 85.2 innings for Double-A Chattanooga.
Romero continues to fan about one batter per inning, though he is still walking a few too many batters. That being said, opposing hitters have just a .235 BAA, and his ground ball rate remains impressive. A promotion to Triple-A could be coming shortly.
Romero, 22, has a 2.96 ERA and 25:11 K:BB through 24.1 innings for Double-A Chattanooga.
The flame-throwing righty is inducing a bevy of groundballs, as evidenced by his 1.81 GO:AO. Romero is an under-the-radar prospect at this time, though that will likely change if he continues to progress at this rate.
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