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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
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Sergio Romo gave up a run in the ninth inning but was able to slam the door and get a save against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
He yielded a solo home run to pinch-hitter Reese McGuire but that was the extent of the damage. The save gave him 25 for the season to go with a shaky 4.14 ERA in 73 games (including five starts). Romo will turn 36 years old before Opening Day next year and seems to be feeling the effects of age to some extent. We expect the Rays to try to bring in a more reliable closer over the winter. Sep 29 - 10:09 PM

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Sergio Romo earned a save against the Yankees even though he gave up four earned runs in the ninth inning on Wednesday.

There is something that doesn't happen very often. He was brought in to get the last out of the eighth inning. The Rays had only a one-run advantage at that time. They enlarged that cushion by scoring four times in the bottom of the eighth. Romo then coughed up four runs in the ninth inning to nearly blow the five-run lead, but since he entered the game in a save situation he still got credit for the save despite getting bombed. He gave up five hits and a walk in the ninth. He now has 24 saves and a ballooning 4.13 ERA on the season.
Sep 27 - 12:25 AM

Sergio Romo fired a scoreless ninth inning to record his 23rd save of the year against the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Romo was called upon to preserve a three-run lead in the ninth inning and worked around a pair of singles to slam the door on the Blue Jays. The 35-year-old right-hander is 3-4 with a 3.66 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 70/19 K/BB ratio over 64 innings of work. He's matched his previous career-high with 70 appearances this year.
Sep 23 - 4:26 PM

Sergio Romo fired a scoreless ninth inning to record his 22nd save of the year against the Rangers on Monday.

Romo was summoned to preserve a three-run lead in the ninth inning and worked around a two-out walk to slam the door on the Rangers. He struck out a pair of batters in the frame. The 35-year-old veteran righty has allowed only five runs in 22 appearances since the All-Star break. He's 3-3 with a 3.30 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 69/19 K/BB ratio in 68 appearances (five starts).
Sep 18 - 12:47 AM

Sergio Romo allowed one run on one hit, but managed to record the final two outs of the ninth inning to pick up his 21st save of the year against the Athletics on Sunday.

Romo was called upon with the bases loaded and only one out in the ninth inning with a five-run lead and promptly gave up a grand slam to Khris Davis. Three of the four runs were charged to Jake Faria, who walked three consecutive batters to begin the frame without recording an out. Lefty Jose Alvarado struck out Jed Lowrie for the first out before Rays manager Kevin Cash handed the ball to his veteran closer. The 35-year-old righty settled down after the homer, striking out Matt Olson and getting Stephen Piscotty to fly out to center field to slam the door. Tampa Bay has tried to cut back his workload in recent weeks, but he remains their unquestioned stopper for the remainder of the season.
Sep 16 - 5:12 PM

Sergio Romo surrendered a run in the ninth inning but was still able to record the save against the Athletics on Saturday.

He was brought in to protect a newly-minted three-run advantage and got the job done despite allowing a solo home run to Matt Chapman. Romo has been used sparingly of late as the Rays play out the string in what has been an unexpectedly good season. Romo has 20 saves and a 3.25 ERA in 66 games (including five starts). He took over the closer's role when Alex Colome was traded to the Mariners back in May.
Sep 15 - 10:15 PM

Sergio Romo retired the only two batters he faced to notch a save Tuesday in Toronto.

The Rays wanted Adam Kolarek to close out their four-run lead but had to call upon Romo after the lefty yielded a one-out walk and single. Romo needed just six pitches, getting a foulout and flyout to lock up the win. It was his first appearance since August 25.
Sep 4 - 10:05 PM

According to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, Sergio Romo is "not going anywhere."

It's believed that Romo was claimed off revocable waivers but the Rays pulled him back. Romo got off to a rocky start this year but has been lights out since the All-Star break, spinning a 1.93 ERA over 15 second-half appearances. He's converted seven-of-eight save chances during that span.
Aug 23 - 5:26 PM

Sergio Romo allowed a couple of hits but no runs in the ninth inning to earn a save against the Royals on Wednesday.

He got the game-ending out on a strange play. Runner Rosell Herrera made the poor decision to try to score from second base on an infield single while trailing by three runs and got tagged out at home. It was Romo's 18th save of the season to go with an improving 3.36 ERA in 61 games (including five starts).
Aug 22 - 11:06 PM

Sergio Romo nailed down his 16th save of the season Sunday in the Rays' win over the Red Sox.

Romo protected the two-run lead with ease, inducing a lineout to go along with a couple strikeouts. The save was the 100th of the veteran reliever's career. Romo would make for a solid bullpen addition for a contender this month, although that would kill his fantasy value since he'd surely slide into a middle relief role.
Aug 19 - 4:46 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jesus Sucre
2Michael Perez
3Adam Moore
4Nick Ciuffo
1B1Jake Bauers
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Joey Wendle
2Daniel Robertson
3Brandon Lowe
SS1Willy Adames
2Andrew Velazquez
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Tommy Pham
2Mallex Smith
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Carlos Gomez
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Blake Snell
2Tyler Glasnow
3Wilmer Font
4Jose De Leon
5Jose Mujica
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sergio Romo
2Jose Alvarado
3Chaz Roe
4Diego Castillo
5Ryne Stanek
6Ryan Yarbrough
7Vidal Nuno
8Hunter Wood
9Yonny Chirinos
10Adam Kolarek
11Jalen Beeks
12Andrew Kittredge
13Jaime Schultz
14Austin Pruitt