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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 started his second consecutive game -- and the Rays' second consecutive game -- Sunday against the Angels, pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
Tired of hearing old-timers lament the good ol' days, Rays manager Kevin Cash turned to Romo for the start in both Saturday and Sunday's games. Of course, Romo went one inning Saturday before getting four outs Sunday, but it was still technically two starts in two days for the right-hander. The Rays are going against the grain with their pitching staff this year, and the 35-year-old is part of that. In 20 appearances, including the two starts, Romo has a 4.34 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the year. May 20 - 8:08 PM

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Sergio Romo made his first career start Saturday against the Angels and he struck out the side in his only inning of work, and he'll start again on Sunday.

The Rays were using Romo with the top of the Angels lineup right-handed heavy and the move certainly paid off. Romo threw 10 of his 18 pitches for strikes, recording three of the team's eight strikeouts before handing the ball to Ryan Yarbrough. After Saturday's successful outing as a starter, he will be rolled out again as starter on Sunday. Tampa has used just three dedicated starters this season while using a hodgepodge to fill the fourth and fifth spots.
May 20 - 12:50 AM

Sergio Romo will start versus the Angels on Saturday.

The thinking behind the Rays giving Romo his first ever start at the major league level is that the top of the Angels' lineup is very right-handed heavy. He's slated to throw 1-2 innings before turning things over to Ryan Yarbrough, who will handle the bulk of the innings. With lefty Anthony Banda penciled in for Sunday against the Halos, it's possible they'll try something similar that day, as well. Tampa Bay has been using only three dedicated starters this season and filtering various hurlers in and out of the fourth and fifth spots.
May 18 - 12:51 PM

Rays signed RHP Sergio Romo to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

The deal was reported on Friday and it's now official. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times passed along the contract details. Per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Romo could earn up to $2.75 million. The veteran reliever struggled with the Dodgers last season before finishing strong with a 1.47 ERA over 25 appearances with the Rays. If healthy, he figures to pitch in a set-up capacity.
Feb 13 - 9:09 AM's Jesse Sanchez reports that the Rays have re-signed Sergio Romo to a one-year contract.

The financial details aren't yet known, but the deal -- which is pending a physical -- is a major league contract. Romo posted an ugly 6.12 ERA over 30 appearances for the Dodgers last season before rebounding with a 1.47 ERA across his final 25 outings with the Rays. He'll turn 35 next month and needs to be used judiciously, but Romo can still get right-handed batters out.
Feb 9 - 2:07 PM

Rays acquired RHP Sergio Romo from the Dodgers for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

It's a logical landing spot for Romo, who drew interest from the Rays before signing with the Dodgers this offseason. Romo has fared poorly this year (6.12 ERA over 25 innings) but may benefit from a change of scenery in Tampa. Even with Romo in tow, the Rays are still likely to pursue bullpen help at the trade deadline with Justin Wilson and A.J. Ramos among their preferred targets.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 11:02:00 PM

Dodgers designated RHP Sergio Romo for assignment.

That clears a roster spot for Grant Dayton, who is back from the 10-day DL. Romo's Dodgers career ends with a brutal 6.12 ERA over 30 outings. Injuries have hampered Romo over the last few years including a stint on the disabled list last month. Despite his struggles this season, the 34-year-old has a proven track record and shouldn't take long to resurface. Perhaps the Rays, who were interested in Ramos this offseason and are looking to bolster their bullpen, will consider him.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 06:37:00 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Sergio Romo from the 10-day disabled list.

Romo missed a couple weeks of action with a sprained ankle. He returns to a 6.41 ERA.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 07:54:00 PM

Sergio Romo (ankle) is on track to return to the Dodgers' bullpen this weekend.

Romo worked a scoreless rehab inning Wednesday night with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, striking out two of the three batters he faced. The veteran reliever has been out since June 4 due to a sprained left ankle.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 12:40:00 PM

Sergio Romo (ankle) threw a 15-pitch simulated game Sunday.

He'll make at least one rehab appearance soon. Romo is eligible for activation in a week and it sounds like he might be ready at that time.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 02:22:00 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Sergio Romo on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle.

The move was made retroactive to Thursday. Romo's first year in L.A. has not gone according to plan. So far he's struggled to a dismal 6.41 ERA over 24 relief appearances, though that number is somewhat skewed by a particularly bad outing against the Diamondbacks on April 21 (five runs in 1/3 of an inning). Luis Avilan was activated from the DL in the corresponding move.
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 09:26:00 PM

Sergio Romo gave up five runs while recording just one out Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Romo walked three of the six batters he faced, though one of those was intentional. He had allowed two runs over five innings coming into this one, but now he's sporting an 11.81 ERA and a 4/6 K/BB ratio.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 01:34:00 AM

Sergio Romo (back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

Romo has been dealing with some stiffness in his back since returning from the World Baseball Classic, but it's not believed to be serious. Barring any setbacks, he should be fine for the start of the regular season.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 12:57:00 PM

Sergio Romo (back) will attempt to play catch on Friday.

The veteran right-hander was held out of workouts on Thursday due to stiffness in his lower back, but it's believed to be minor. He should be cleared to return to game action in a couple of days.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 06:44:00 PM

Sergio Romo was held out of Thursday's workouts because of a stiff lower back.

Romo tweaked his back on his flight home from the World Baseball Classic, where he represented Team Mexico. He's hoping to be back on the field Friday. When healthy, Romo will serve as the bridge to stud closer Kenley Jansen.
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 06:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Brad Miller
2B1Joey Wendle
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Willy Adames
3B1Matt Duffy
2Christian Arroyo
LF1Denard Span
2Johnny Field
3Rob Refsnyder
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
RF1Carlos Gomez
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Blake Snell
3Jake Faria
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Yonny Chirinos
6Jose De Leon
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Chaz Roe
3Sergio Romo
4Jose Alvarado
5Matt Andriese
6Jonny Venters
7Ryan Yarbrough
8Austin Pruitt
9Ryne Stanek