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June 3, 2021 08:20 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Progressing in throwing program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 4, 2021 12:52 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Could begin throwing next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 21, 2021 11:08 AM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Shut down with rib injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 28, 2021 11:24 AM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of 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.

November 18, 2020 12:04 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Ready for spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero (hand) resumed playing catch and throwing bullpen sessions during the Nationals' fall instructional league in October, Byron Kerr of 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.

September 21, 2020 05:24 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Transferred to 45-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero (hand) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Monday, Jessica Camerato of reports.

Romero underwent minor surgery at the end of August to put a pin in his broken non-throwing (right) hand, and he'll officially be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season as a result. Monday's move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Paolo Espino, whose contract was selected in a corresponding move. Romero has reportedly been able to participate in a throwing program while he recovers, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him ready for spring training in 2021.

August 26, 2020 02:24 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Set for minor surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero will undergo surgery to put a pin in his broken non-throwing (right) hand, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

With it being his non-throwing hand, he will be able to participate in a throwing program while he recovers from the procedure. It is unclear how long he will be out, but he could miss the rest of the season. Romero suffered the injury when he used his hand to break his fall down some stairs.

August 24, 2020 03:52 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Breaks non-pitching hand
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a broken right (non-pitching) hand, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

He apparently slipped on the stairs Saturday night, and used his hand to break his fall. Ben Braymer, another lefty, will take Romero's place in the bullpen.

August 20, 2020 10:44 AM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Staying in bullpen for now
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero is expected to remain in the bullpen, even when the Nationals need extra starters to cover doubleheaders, Jessica Camerato of reports.

The Nats play their first doubleheader of the year Saturday, but the organization doesn't want to push the young southpaw too hard given his long layoff after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2018. "I would say if he didn't have Tommy John surgery and he was stretched out, yeah, I'd like to see him get the start," manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday. "But because we're trying to limit his innings, I think he's going to be fine and do well as a bullpen guy for right now." Romero's nervousness was apparent during a shaky big-league debut last Thursday, but he looked a little better during his second appearance as he gave up one hit in two-thirds of an inning.

August 13, 2020 12:56 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Promoted to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals selected Romero's contract from the taxi squad ahead of Thursday's game against the Mets, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

Romero has been developed as a starting pitcher since the Nationals selected him in the first round of the 2017 first-year player draft, but he'll likely be making his big-league debut as a reliever. With Sean Doolittle (knee) landing on the injured list in a corresponding move, Romero becomes the lone left-handed option in the Washington bullpen. Romero has never pitched above the Low-A level, as he missed out a potential assignment to the Double-A or Triple-A ranks in 2019 while he completed his rehab from Tommy John surgery.

August 11, 2020 10:52 AM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Traveling with team on taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero is on the taxi squad for the Nationals' current 10-day road trip, Jessica Camerato of reports.

The team's No. 10 fantasy prospect has battled injuries and discipline issues during his pro career since being selected in the first round of the 2017 draft, but Romero could be on the verge of making his big-league debut if the Nats' pitching staff needs immediate reinforcements. He hasn't pitched in a game since 2018, however, posting a 3.91 ERA and 34:8 K:BB for Low-A Hagerstown before undergoing Tommy John surgery that August, so it's tough to predict much success for Romero if he is called upon.

June 29, 2020 08:08 AM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Added to 60-man pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero will be part of the Nationals' 60-man player pool, Jessica Camerato of reports.

The 24-year-old southpaw has only thrown 47.1 professional innings since being drafted in 2017 due to injury and disciplinary issues, but Romero is healthy now and the Nats don't want him to lose any further developmental time. If he can get his career back on track, he could eventually emerge as a mid-rotation arm.

March 19, 2020 12:24 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Reportedly healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero (elbow) was healthy enough to pitch in fall instructs and should be ready to go whenever the minor-league season begins, Keith Law of The Athletic reports.

Romero comes with a lot of baggage -- he has been suspended in college and was sent home from minor-league camp back in 2018 as a disciplinary measure. He also missed most of 2018 and all of 2019 due to Tommy John surgery. Now that he is healthy, Romero could be sent to High-A for his age-24 season whenever the minor-league season gets underway.

March 17, 2019 12:48 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Aiming for 2019 return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero (elbow) is on schedule with his throwing program and hopes to resume pitching in games in August, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.

Romero underwent Tommy John surgery -- a procedure that typically requires a 12-to-16-month recovery period -- last August, so it's somewhat surprising the Nationals are leaving open the possibility for the lefty to pitch at any point in 2019. In any case, it's positive news for the Nationals that Romero has yet to run into any snags with his rehab seven months after the procedure. Even if he doesn't make it back into minor-league games in 2019, Romero should be on track for full participation next spring.

September 3, 2018 11:36 AM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Undergoes Tommy John surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero underwent Tommy John surgery last week, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

It's unclear when Romero suffered the injury, but this is a tough blow for the 2017 first-round pick. After missing the start of the season due to behavioral issues, the 22-year-old posted a 3.91 ERA and 34:8 K:BB across 25.1 innings with Low-A Hagerstown before getting hurt. The procedure typically carries a 12-to-14 month recovery timetable, so he'll be sidelined for all of the 2019 campaign.

June 7, 2018 01:16 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Assigned to Low-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero will report to Low-A Hagerstown, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Romero was sent home from spring training after repeatedly missing curfew as the club decided he wasn't ready to continue his minor-league career when the minor-league season commenced. The 22-year-old southpaw started the 2018 campaign at extended spring training team but will move on to the Low-A level after serving his punishment. Over six games with short-season Auburn last year, he posted a 32:6 K:BB over 20 innings.

May 1, 2018 03:20 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Hasn't yet rejoined Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero remains at home in Houston and has not yet proven to the Nationals that he's ready to resume his minor-league career, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

After repeated curfew violations early in spring training, the Nats sent Romero home in an effort to instill some discipline and responsibility in their 2017 first-round pick after a troubled college career. The 22-year-old appears to be making the effort, and the team could assign him to an affiliate soon. Given his age and talent level, Romero could move quickly through the system if he's able to stay focused, but he has a lot more to prove than a typical top prospect before he's worth considering in any dynasty formats.

April 5, 2018 05:12 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Remains in extended spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero will remain in extended spring training when the minor-league season begins, Mike Rosenbaum of reports.

The Nats apparently aren't ready to assign Romero to an affiliate after he repeatedly missed curfew during spring training and got sent home in early March. From a physical standpoint, the 21-year-old is more than ready for full-season ball after posting a 32:6 K:BB in 20 innings for short-season Auburn in 2017, but Romero's maturity has been a question mark since he was in college. Expect the organization to remain strict with him now, in the hopes of heading off any future problems as he ascends the ladder.

March 6, 2018 07:12 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Sent home for curfew violation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was sent home from spring training earlier in the week for repeated curfew violations, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

The 21-year-old southpaw had apparently been warned by the Nationals' brass prior to the incident that prompted the team to send him home. It's still unclear how long Romero will be away from the team at this point. While the 2017 first-round pick offers a lot of upside, off-field issues have long been a problem for him.

March 5, 2018 08:52 PM
Nationals' Seth Romero: Leaves spring training Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was sent home from spring training Monday due to a violation of club policy, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.

At this point in time, it's unclear how long Romero will be away from the team. Romero was Washington's first-round pick in the 2017 first-year player draft. While many agreed that his talent could make him a top-10 pick, off-field issues resulted in him falling to the Nationals at the 25th spot.

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