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Sergio Romo | Relief Pitcher | #54

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Colorado Mesa
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 28 (0) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Sergio Romo tossed a perfect ninth inning Saturday in a 3-1 win over the Blue Jays, earning his 15th save.
Romo was tasked with finishing off the middle of the Jays' order and did it without issue, fanning Teoscar Hernandez before retiring Kendrys Morales and pinch-hitter Curtis Granderson. He's now got 15 saves after not even beginning the year as the team's closer -- actually, he spent more time as a starter than anything -- and he owns a respectable 3.57 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 59/16 K/BB ratio over 53 innings of work. Aug 11 - 8:26 PM

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Sergio Romo bounced back from a tough outing Wednesday to pitch a clean inning Thursday, picking up his 14th save of the season against the Orioles.

Romo threw 12 pitches in Wednesday's meltdown, allowing three hits including a Trey Mancini two-run double, but his 12 pitches Thursday were much more efficient. He got Mark Trumbo to line out, induced a groundout from Mancini and struck out Renato Nunez to protect a one-run lead and earn the save. Romo, who also started five games for the Rays earlier this year, has a 3.63 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 58/16 K/BB ratio in 52 innings and is pretty locked in as the team's closer, giving him fantasy value despite middling numbers.
Aug 9 - 11:36 PM

Sergio Romo let in two runs in the ninth inning to blow a save and take a loss against the Orioles on Wednesday.

He didn't even get an out. He was relieved after allowing all three batters he faced to get hits, including a two-run double by Trey Mancini. It was his seventh blown save of the season, although he has pitched quite well of late and is likely in no danger of losing his job as the Rays' closer. He has 13 saves and a 3.71 ERA in 54 games, including five starts. He has 57 strikeouts and 16 walks in 51 innings.
Aug 9 - 12:29 AM

Sergio Romo notched his 13th save Thursday with a perfect ninth against the Angels.

The Rays received interest in Romo, but since they never found the right offer, they kept him. A trade this month seems unlikely, since he's making just $2.5 million and would assuredly be claimed on waivers (giving the Rays the freedom to negotiate with only one team). It suggests that he'll remain the Rays' closer the rest of the way.
Aug 2 - 4:04 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that "lots of teams" are showing interest in Sergio Romo.

Romo is making just $2.5 million this season and has had a nice year with a 3.69 ERA and 50/16 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings, making him a sensible target for contenders looking for right-handed relief help. Jose Alvarado would seem to be the likeliest to take over as the Rays' closer if Romo is traded, although they could go with a committee.
Jul 30 - 4:59 PM

Sergio Romo got two outs in the eighth and two in the ninth for his 12th save Wednesday against the Yankees.

No, that's not a typo. Romo moved to third base at the beginning of the ninth so that the Rays could have Jonny Venters face Greg Bird. That worked out, and while things did get a little hairy after Romo returned to the mound, he was able to get the two outs he needed. Romo was making his first appearance in four days after missing time with a stomach bug.
Jul 25 - 3:12 PM

Sergio Romo was unavailable to pitch Monday due to a stomach bug.

It's why Jose Alvarado closed out the win over the Yankees. The hope is obviously that Romo will be feeling well enough to pitch Tuesday if needed, but we might not find out before the game.
Jul 23 - 11:11 PM

Sergio Romo closed the door for his 11th save Wednesday in Tampa Bay’s win over the Tigers.

Romo needed just 12 pitches to retire Detroit in the ninth inning, recording two strikeouts and a groundout. The veteran got off to a rocky start this year, but has been lights out with a 1.37 ERA since June 1. He was moved to the closer role following Alex Colome’s trade to Seattle.
Jul 11 - 3:39 PM

Sergio Romo got a one-out save in a 5-2 game against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Well, this makes up for the very cheap blown save he took as the result of a Jake Bauers error on Monday. All Romo had to do tonight was retire Ronny Rodriguez with the tying run still waiting on deck.
Jul 10 - 10:14 PM

Because of a Jake Bauers error, Sergio Romo was charged with his fifth blown save on Monday.

Romo did nothing wrong tonight; he would have gotten out of the eighth if not for Bauers miscue and he stayed in to pitch a scoreless ninth afterwards. He remains the clear favorite for saves in Tampa Bay.
Jul 9 - 11:20 PM

Sergio Romo struck out one batter in a scoreless ninth inning to record a save against the Mets on Saturday.

The Rays brought their closer in to protect a three-run lead and he got the job done in efficient fashion. He's not a typical closer considering he has started five games this season but he is getting almost all the save chances for the Rays of late. He has nine saves with a 4.23 ERA on the season.
Jul 7 - 8:28 PM

Sergio Romo gave up a run in the ninth, but still earned his eighth save of the year on Sunday against the Astros.

Romo came in with the Rays leading 3-1, and that lead was cut in half when Evan Gattis took the veteran reliever deep. He also walked one, but he was able to keep Houston from scoring the tying run while picking up the save. He's now 8-for-12 in those opportunities, and his ERA sits at 4.58 over 35 1/3 innings.
Jul 1 - 4:00 PM

Sergio Romo collected his seventh save in Saturday's win over the Astros, tossing a clean ninth inning of work.

The Rays held a 5-2 lead when manager Kevin Cash called upon Romo to finish the game off in the ninth. He did so without issue, inducing ground outs from Josh Reddick, Tyler White and Marwin Gonzalez to wrap up the win. The veteran reliever is 7-of-11 in save opportunities this season while pitching to a 4.46 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 38/13 K/BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings. He has fantasy value in that he sees save chances, but that value is capped by his inconsistency.
Jun 30 - 7:30 PM

Sergio Romo notched a two-out save Tuesday against the Nationals.

Romo got the call with the bases loaded and one out after some creative bullpen usage from Kevin Cash, including moving Jose Alvarado to first base for one batter. The Rays ultimately escaped with the victory after Romo got Trea Turner to fly out and Michael Taylor to strike out swinging. The veteran reliever has notched each of the last five saves for the club, even though it wasn’t necessarily the plan to bring him in on Tuesday. It’s clear that Cash will play the matchups when appropriate, so be advised in fantasy leagues.
Jun 26 - 3:13 PM

Sergio Romo tossed a scoreless ninth inning in Saturday's win over the Yankees.

Romo did not pick up a save, here, as the Rays held a 4-0 lead heading to the top of the ninth inning. He kept the score right there, recording three outs without issue. He wrapped up the game with a strikeout of Giancarlo Stanton. With the scoreless inning under his belt, Romo will move forward the owner of a still-oversized 5.10 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 30 innings. Despite those rocky marks, he's seeing high-leverage work and has some level of slight fantasy value for those scraping about for save opportunities.
Jun 23 - 7:25 PM

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C1Jesus Sucre
2Michael Perez
1B1Jake Bauers
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Joey Wendle
2Daniel Robertson
3Brandon Lowe
SS1Willy Adames
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Tommy Pham
2Mallex Smith
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Carlos Gomez
DH1C.J. Cron
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S1Blake Snell
2Jake Faria
3Tyler Glasnow
4Wilmer Font
5Jose De Leon
Relief Pitcher
R1Sergio Romo
2Jose Alvarado
3Chaz Roe
4Diego Castillo
5Ryne Stanek
6Ryan Yarbrough
7Vidal Nuno
8Hunter Wood
9Yonny Chirinos
10Jaime Schultz
11Adam Kolarek
12Jalen Beeks