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Blue Jays have added veteran Romo to their bullpen

Blue Jays have added veteran reliever Romo to their bullpen

Key Takeaways:

  • Pitcher Sergio Romo was dining in the stadium cafeteria the night before his new team’s walk-off victory over Boston at Rogers Centre.

Pitcher Sergio Romo, whose formal activation wasn’t until Wednesday, observed his new team’s triumph over Boston in a walk-off fashion the previous evening at Rogers Centre while dining at a stadium cafeteria.

The 39-year-old reliever, a three-time World Series winner with the San Francisco Giants, was impressed when he sipped a glass by himself after passing his physical.

Romo claimed during a pre-game media availability that “these guys want to win, and they intend to win just the fight.” It was shown yesterday. They continued to fight even with their backs against the ropes, and it wasn’t just one shot either. There were hits, walks, and other things.

It was great since everyone contributed. I’m delighted I’m here, and it was entertaining to watch.”

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The right-hander and the Blue Jays agreed on a one-year big-league contract. In addition, Toronto placed left-hander Tayler Saucedo on the 60-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Shaun Anderson to Triple-A Buffalo.

After recording an 8.16 earned run average in 17 games, Romo was just released by Seattle. This season, he spent a month on the IL due to inflammation in his right shoulder. He has a 42-35 record with a 3.20 ERA over his 15-year career and was 1-1 with a 4.67 ERA over 66 appearances for Oakland last year.

Let’s go, Romo remarked, “I come here bold, joyful, and appreciative. “I’m also hungry. I want to triumph. I have three rings, which is a blessing. I wouldn’t mind being able to claim there are four towards the end of my career.

He quickly became used to his surroundings. In the clubhouse with his new colleagues before the third and final game of a three-game series against the Red Sox, Romo, an amiable and gregarious character, was holding court.

The California native from Brawley may be particularly useful in those interactions.

How much gas he still has in his tank and the circumstances under which he will be used as leverage are unknown. Romo, however, may be useful if his championship pedigree helps inspire a youthful squad, even if it’s only with a friendly talk in the bullpen.

Blue Jays have added veteran reliever Romo to their bullpen
Blue Jays have added veteran reliever Romo to their bullpen. Image from Sportsnet.ca

General Manager Ross Atkins said, “I’m delighted to add his expertise, skill set, and track record to the organization. “Our staff is incredibly excited about his mindset, and I’m pretty excited about it.”

Charlie Montoyo, the manager of the Blue Jays, and the veteran right-hander have a history together. When Montoyo was a member of the Rays’ coaching staff for parts of two seasons (2017 and 2018), Romo spent time with Tampa Bay.

Montoyo remarked, “Well, you know he’s not going to be anxious in any situation. “We can be certain of that.”

Romo was beaming as he threw balls in the outfield to bullpen catcher Alex Andreopoulos before the game following a 20-minute, in-depth interview with the media.

In addition to their talent and aspirations, Romo noticed that the group was friendly. It’s challenging to remain unenthused about being here.

The Canadian Press first released this article on June 29, 2022.

Source: Global news

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