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.


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16 Comments on "J.C. Romero Elects Free Agency"


Trout Almonte
3 years 1 month ago

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

Howard
3 years 1 month 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 1 month 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.

3 years 1 month ago

and wveryone thought his contract was a huge steal, i was one of em.

Dynasty22
3 years 1 month ago

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

Red_Line_9
3 years 1 month ago

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

POISON66
3 years 1 month ago

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

GoRav114
3 years 1 month 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. 

1980CHAMPS
3 years 1 month ago

How is JC Romero still around?

Red_Line_9
3 years 1 month ago

He signs checks with his left hand.

3 years 1 month ago

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

3 years 1 month ago

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

3 years 1 month ago

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.

notsureifsrs
3 years 1 month ago

j.c. romero elects free agency; league shrugs

thegrayrace
3 years 1 month 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.

CHendershott
3 years 1 month ago

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