J.C. Romero Granted Free Agency

MONDAY: Romero has been granted free agency, tweets Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com. Romero will be free to sign with any team if he decides against retirement.

FRIDAY: The Orioles have designated left-handed reliever J.C. Romero for assignment, Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com reports (on Twitter). Baltimore acquired Romero from the Indians 11 days ago and purchased his contract from the minor leagues the following day. The 14-year veteran said he's now considering retirement, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports (on Twitter).

Romero appeared in two games for the Orioles before getting removed from their roster. The 36-year-old has spent considerable time at Triple-A, where he posted a 2.74 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 23 innings for the International League affiliates of the Indians and Orioles this year.

Steve Adams contributed to this post.


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12 Comments on "J.C. Romero Granted Free Agency"


WeDontNeedToFinPracticeRANDY
2 years 11 months ago

More Romerwoes.

camerondatzker
2 years 11 months ago

J C Romero is done. I think that his playing days have passed him by.

2 years 11 months ago

should retire a phillie – he’ll always be a WFC to us.

Damon Bowman
2 years 11 months ago

Wow. MLB Rumors is usually much better than this. Although he did come to the O’s 11 days ago, he actually stunk the joint out over the course of 5 appearances, not 2 games as reported here. He gave up runs in all but the first appearance and looked immensely hittable every time out. This post also completely overlooked the 10 appearances he made for St. Louis back in April & May of this year.

WeDontNeedToFinPracticeRANDY
2 years 11 months ago

I can assure you that the appearances were quite unremarkable.

headsupkid01
2 years 11 months ago

He was so bad in STL.

1980CHAMPS
2 years 11 months ago

These JC Romero updates for the last few years have made MLBTradeRumors a baseball Groundhogs Day.

BradyAndersonsSideburns
2 years 11 months ago

Your newest member of the Sugar Land Skeeters

LOLBATS
2 years 11 months ago

He should just retire. He’s gone down like a world war 2 fighter plane.

LOLBATS
2 years 11 months ago

I know this is off topic but what are the Dodgers going to be in the next 15 years if they just keep signing big names?

headsupkid01
2 years 11 months ago

The 2011 Red Sox. Over paid losers

OrangeCards
2 years 11 months ago

Collectively, his tricks have worked out … He took what the media said was going to be a 100 loss team and has them battling for a playoff spot in late August.