J.C. Romero Elects Free Agency

Left-hander J.C. Romero opted out of his deal with the Orioles and elected free agency, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. The Orioles signed the 14-year MLB veteran a month ago and assigned him to their Triple-A affiliate.

The Cardinals signed Romero to a one-year deal worth $750K plus incentives back in December only to release him six weeks into the season. After signing on with the Orioles the 35-year-old MDR Sports Management client posted a 2.51 ERA with 8.2 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 14 1/3 innings (17 appearances) at Norfolk. He has a 4.15 ERA with 7.2 K/9 and 5.1 BB/9 in 657 1/3 career innings.

16 Responses to J.C. Romero Elects Free Agency Leave a Reply

  1. Trout Almonte 3 years ago

    Another day, another “oh well might have used him” for the Orioles farm.

  2. Howard 3 years ago

    Blue Jays should pick him up and deal Cordero and Escobar for a starter. All Escobar does is ground out….. 

    • not_brooks 3 years ago

      The kind of starter you could expect to get for a 35-year-old lefty specialist and a shortstop with a .640 OPS is probably already available as a minor league free agent.

    • Dynasty22 3 years ago

       One bad year since coming to Toronto, and you want to kick him to the curve?

  3. Red_Line_9 3 years ago

    I wish Free Agency was up for election on OUR ballot this November.

  4. POISON66 3 years ago

    As a Cardinal fan, he was a great batting practice pitcher…..

  5. GoRav114 3 years ago

    He was brought in as insurance for the bullpen and fortunately, the O’s did not need to cash in on that policy.  The bullpen has been incredible with the exception of the middle guys like Eveland and Hunter who only come in when the starter gets knocked out after four. 

  6. 1980CHAMPS 3 years ago

    How is JC Romero still around?

  7. Maybe he can relive his Philly magic, we need bullpen help bad, sign him up.

    • His “Philly magic” can still be bought over the counter at GNC for $39.99, and they test for it now.

    • And I am a Phillie fan, and 2008 was awesome, and so on and so forth………

      But its true, this guy was never the same after that incident.

  8. notsureifsrs 3 years ago

    j.c. romero elects free agency; league shrugs

  9. thegrayrace 3 years ago

    I can see the Dodgers being in on him. They’re known to be looking for a left-handed reliever to back up Scott Elbert, and don’t really have anyone to promote from the minors.

  10. CHendershott 3 years ago

    Won’t be surprised if the White Sox jump on him. Eight of nine pitchers in the bullpen are rookies.

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