Apr. 24, 2017
Dodgers Reportedly Agree to Deal with Reliever Sergio Romo
Well, it happened.
While it's not official, it appears the Los Angeles Dodgers are bringing in a long-time rival reliever to shore up their bullpen. Jon Morosi reports that Sergio Romo has agreed to a contract with the team:
Romo has spent his entire nine-year career with the San Francisco Giants, including a few seasons as their closer. The deal comes a day after it was reported that the Dodgers were one of two teams that the right-hander was choosing from.
The 33-year-old will likely be used in the back-end of the Dodgers' bullpen, similar to the role that Joe Blanton filled last season. That is assuming that the team decides not to bring back Blanton. Ken Rosenthal mentioned that the reigning NL West champs were still in talks with Blanton, but it's probable that the Dodgers would go after one reliever.
Romo appeared in 40 games for the Giants last season, ending with a 2.64 ERA, 3.80 FIP, 1.076 WHIP and 33 strikeouts in 30.2 innings. He was a bright spot in an otherwise woeful Giants bullpen. The Southern California native has kept busy this winter, pitching in the winter league in Mexico, and he also plans to pitch for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.