Cardinals Release J.C. Romero

The Cardinals announced that they've released left-handed reliever J.C. Romero (Twitter link). The team activated right-hander Eduardo Sanchez in a related move. MDR Sports Management represents Romero, a veteran of 14 MLB seasons.

The Cardinals signed Romero to a one-year deal worth $750K plus incentives back in December. The 35-year-old appeared in 11 games this year, allowing 14 runs and nine earned runs in eight innings of work. He spent the 2011 season with the Phillies and Rockies, posting a 4.01 ERA with 6.9 K/9, 5.5 BB/9 and a 54.4% ground ball rate in 24 2/3 innings.

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  1. ClintB92 3 years ago

    JC’s done   decent career though

    • 1980CHAMPS 3 years ago

      What’s funny is this is like the millionth time he has been DFA’d.

  2. stl_cards16 3 years ago

    Thank you, John!

  3. chico65 3 years ago

    14 runs allowed in 8 innings of work?  JC better start praying to the other JC if he hopes to keep playing. 

  4. Brandon 3 years ago

    Sanchez is back!!

  5. Next, Tyler Greene…

    • headsupkid01 3 years ago

       You can’t release Greene, you have to at least trade him.

    • headsupkid01 3 years ago

       but I’m definitely on the bye bye Greene side 

  6. Johnny 3 years ago

    Let’s Be Honest.. 8 Innings Is 8 Innings. I’ve Seen Bronson Arroyo Give Up 9 Runs In Half As Many Innings Before. I Still Wouldn’t Mind Seeing The Reds Sign Him To A Deal That Would Allow Him To Go To Louisville And Get His Rhythm Down And Take The Spot Of Aroldis As A Lefty In The Pen. Which Would Allow Chapman To Move Into The Rotation. Ted Power

    • I wish needing a lefty in the pen was the only thing holding back Chapman from the rotation. Bailey, Dusty and maybe Walt are huge roadblocks stoping him from going there.

      Besides, we don’t really need bullpen help, we’ve got a great bullpen as is and a few guys in AAA that’d be more than capable to step up if needed. Our problem this year has been losing games 3-0 or 3-1 because our bats forget how to hit…in short, we don’t need JC.

      • Dan Smith 3 years ago

        chapman not built to throw that fast for 5-7 innings a night. thats a bad idea

        • Who says he needs to throw 100mph for 5-7 innings? He was a started in Cuba, he threw a couple 6 inning games and was stellar in spring. The Reds are paying him WAY too much for his role right now…lets face it, he’d be way better than Homer Bailey right now.

    • chico65 3 years ago

      I’m not sure if this is a post on baseball or if you’re attempting to market a book with the world’s longest title

  7. Ron Loreski 3 years ago

    I’d like to see the Pirates take a shot on him. They only have 1 lefty (Tony Watson) in the bullpen.

    • anthony88 3 years ago

      they should’ve gone for Mike Gonzalez in that case. though I’d rather see a lefty of their own farm system. 

  8. ctownboy 3 years ago

    Reading and listening to Cardinals fans, I thought J.C. stood for Jesus Christ.  As in “Jesus Christ, Romero, how many fat pitches in a row are you going to throw right down the middle to those hitters!?!”.

  9. patburn 3 years ago

    Romero hasn’t done anything since the 2008 World Series….reason being, he got caught using PEDs and can’t do anything without it. 

  10. mk 3 years ago

    This pleases me

  11. DT Flush234 3 years ago

    Surprising move to call up Sanchez. His command has been bad all year long. It will be interesting to see how he contributes. 

  12. missyae 3 years ago

     I am sure Ben Cherrington has called already, just what the  Sox need. Ben, do something besides nothing

  13. Dan Smith 3 years ago

    betting kc will sign em

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