General manager Ross Atkins said Friday that Romano (finger) is beginning spring training with no restrictions, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
The 27-year-old missed the entirety of September and was left off the roster for the AL Wild Card Series due to a sprained finger, but he's a full go for the start of spring training. Romano had a 1.23 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 21:5 K:BB over 14.2 innings during 2020 before the injury, and he's expected to open 2021 as the setup man for closer Kirby Yates (elbow).
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.
Romano (finger) remains without a timeline to return from the 10-day injured list, but the Blue Jays expect to gain clarity on that front in the coming days, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
In a related note, manager Charlie Montoyo said Wednesday that Ken Giles (forearm) is nearing a return from the 45-day IL, so Romano doesn't look like he'll have a chance at re-entering the closer conversation even if he makes it back before the regular season ends Sept. 27. Before being diagnosed with a sprained right finger and landing on the IL, Romano had been the Jays' best reliever this season, posting a 1.23 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 21:5 K:BB in 14.2 innings. Shortly before getting hurt, Romano appeared to settle in as the team's primary ninth-inning man after converting two of three save chances, but Toronto will lean on Rafael Dolis and Anthony Bass as their main closing options until Giles is ready to retake the role.
Pitching coach Pete Walker said Monday that the Blue Jays are "definitely hopeful" that Romano (finger) will be ready to pitch again before the end of the regular season, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Romano will be on a no-throw program for the next week or two while he contends with a sprained middle finger on his pitching hand, so he won't realistically be ready to return from the injured list until the second half of September. While that timeline likely makes Romano a justifiable drop in most formats, the right-hander could quickly reclaim a prominent role in the Toronto bullpen once he's activated. Prior to being shut down with the injury, Romano had seemingly emerged as the team's top closing option, recording saves in two of his final three appearances. With Ken Giles (forearm) also on the shelf, Anthony Bass could re-emerge as Toronto's primary closer in the short term, if the Blue Jays don't add any other end-game options prior to Monday's trade deadline.
Romano (finger) is expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks with middle finger numbness, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The Blue Jays placed Romano on the 10-day injured list earlier in the day, but it appears as though he will need an extended absence. It's a tough break for the 27-year-old who was enjoying a 1.23 ERA and was just getting acclimated to the closer role before going down with the injury.
Romano (finger) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Romano was pulled from Friday's game against the Orioles with a right middle finger injury which reportedly "went numb" during his outing. He underwent an MRI on Saturday but has yet to receive results. With Romano unavailable, Anthony Bass figures to reassume his role as the team's closer for the time being.
Romano left Friday's game against the Orioles with a right middle finger injury.
Romano was examined by trainers after allowing a home run in the top of the eighth inning and was replaced by Anthony Bass. Romano allowed one run on one hit and no walks while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning prior to his exit. He'll be examined by the team's medical staff, after which more clarity regarding the severity of the injury could be known.
Romano picked up the save after allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two in a scoreless inning Monday against the Rays.
Romano gave up an infield hit and then walked a batter, putting the tying run on first base. However, he managed to slam the door by fanning one and inducing a pair of groundouts. Romano has now secured two saves in two straight outings, emerging as the temporary closer while Ken Giles (forearm) returns to health.
Romano allowed one unearned run on two hits and no walks while striking out one over one inning as he picked up the save Friday against the Rays.
Romano has been a dominant bullpen arm for the Blue Jays to begin the season, and the team's extra-inning win Friday allowed him to pick up his first major-league save. Anthony Bass has been effective as the team's closer, but he was brought in for the eighth inning in this one, suggesting Romano could earn more save opportunities while Ken Giles (forearm) remains sidelined. The 27-year-old carries a 0.69 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 19:4 K:BB over 13 innings this season.
Romano (2-1) picked up the win in relief in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Phillies, striking out the side in a scoreless seventh inning.
Romano entered the seven-inning contest with the game tied 2-2 in the final inning. The righty impressed once again, striking out each of the three Phillies he faced on swinging strikes. Romano now has 18 strikeouts on the campaign and boasts a very tidy 0.75 ERA and 0.67 WHIP.
Romano struck out a batter in a scoreless frame en route to earning his fifth hold of the season Tuesday in the Blue Jays' 5-4 win over the Marlins in 10 innings.
Romano hasn't gotten a look as the Blue Jays' closer since Ken Giles was shut down July 26 with a forearm strain, but the 27-year-old has unquestionably been the team's most dominant reliever in the early going. He's opened the season with eight scoreless appearances, striking out 11 while giving up no hits and three walks. Fill-in closer Anthony Bass coughed up a three-run lead Tuesday to blow his first save, potentially loosening his hold on the ninth-inning job.
Romano (1-0) fired one scoreless inning Friday as he earned the win against the Rays. He allowed no hits and two walks while striking out two.
Romano came on to relieve Hyun-Jin Ryu with two outs in the fifth inning, and he was able to pick up the Opening Day win after he held the Rays in check. The 27-year-old earned his first major-league win Friday, and he could push for a setup role with the Blue Jays this season.
Romano appears in strong position to earn a spot in the Blue Jays' Opening Day bullpen after Rafael Dolis required an appendectomy Tuesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Dolis will be shut down for a week before he's even re-evaluated, making it likely he begins the season on the 15-day injured list. His expected absence opens up an extra spot in the bullpen, but Romano already looked on track to break camp with the Jays even before Dolis underwent the emergency procedure. Through his first four Grapefruit League outings, Romano had tossed four scoreless frames, permitting only two hits and no walks while striking out six. Given the Jays' lack of established options beyond closer Ken Giles, Romano could have good opportunity to claim a key setup role early on in the campaign.
Romano struck out one in a scoreless fourth inning Saturday against the Yankees while hitting 98 mph with his fastball, Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.
The 26-year-old had a rough big-league debut last year, posting a 7.63 ERA and 1.70 WHIP through 15.1 innings, but his 28.0 percent strikeout rate -- on the heels of 53 Ks in 37.2 innings for Triple-A Buffalo -- and high-octane stuff have kept him in the picture for the Jays. If Romano can sharpen his control and command and put together a strong spring, he could head north with a high-leverage role in a bullpen that remains unsettled behind closer Ken Giles.
Romano left Saturday's game against the Yankees with a sprained right ankle, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Romano was forced to exit after being struck by a line drive, though he evidently didn't suffer an impact injury but rather twisted his ankle while fielding the ball. It's not clear how much time he's expected to miss.
Romano left Saturday's game against the Yankees in clear pain after getting hit by a line drive, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The exact nature and severity of the injury are not yet clear. The reliever recorded two outs and allowed one hit prior to leaving the game.
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|08/28||vs BAL||W 5-4||0.2||1||1||0||1|
|08/24||@ TB||W 6-4||1||1.0||1||0||1||1|
|08/21||@ TB||W 6-5||1||1.0||2||0||0||1|
|08/20||vs PHI||W 3-2||1||1.0||0||0||0||3|
|08/18||@ BAL||W 8-7||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|08/16||vs TB||L 2-3||1||1.0||2||1||1||0|
|08/12||vs MIA||L 11-14||1.0||1||0||0||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||R-Gcl Blue Jays||3.0||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||4||2||0.00||2.000|
|2014||R-Bluefield Blue Jays||25.0||11||0||0||1||1||0||33||9||19||2.16||1.120|
|2017||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||138.0||28||26||0||7||5||0||138||54||141||3.39||1.413|
|2018||AAX-New Hampshire Fisher||137.1||25||25||0||11||8||0||125||41||122||4.14||1.189|
|2019||ROK-GCL Blue Jays||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0.000|